The crowds were smaller but the ceremony was just as emotional. Every year in downtown Stockton, as well is in countless other communities, people gathered to remember Pearl Harbor. As then-President Franklin Roosevelt stated, it is indeed a day that lives on in infamy; the day the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked and thus drew America into WWII. A total of 37 attended this year’s event.
Cyndy Green and Michael Cockrell joined forces in retirement. Their combined skills and knowledge enable them to weave complex issues into informative videos for our Soundings audience.
Cyndy Green began her career as one of the early women behind a camera in TV news. After 28 years in broadcast news and another eight teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.
Michael Cockrell’s public service career has included law enforcement, water conservation enforcement, and emergency management. After 35-years at San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), he retired as Director in December 2017. His OES experience between 1982-2017 included a wide range of emergencies and disasters. He is passionate about educating and informing the public.