I would like to adjourn tonight’s meeting in honor of a local veteran and Santa Clarita resident Lee Shulman.
Many of you know Lee, and his loving wife Joyce, as strong supporters of many non-profits in our community.
Their dedication and support to a variety of causes is truly commendable.
Lee was born in 1923 in Detroit, Michigan.
From a young age, his dream was to become a pilot, and upon turning 18 he enlisted in the air force.
Due to his amazing skill at cryptography – he was granted top-secret clearance with instructions to protect classified information.
While flying over Burma in May of 1943, Lee’s plane came under machine-gun fire and went down.
He suffered a ruptured spine and severely injured his right eye.
He recovered overseas in a military hospital before arriving back in the United States and being honorably discharged on Veterans Day 1945.
Following his military service, Lee became a psychologist and married his wife, Joyce, overseas.
They relocated to Santa Clarita in 1997 and immediately became involved in the local community.
Lee was extremely passionate about this work with the Santa Clarita Veterans Collaborative.
He also volunteered his time with the local Eagle Scout Alumni Association, SCV Domestic Violence Center and the advisory board for the Child and Family Center.
Lee is survived by his wife Joyce, their six children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He will be truly missed as a positive force for good in our community and a dedicated advocate for our local veterans.