Jim Belushi & Daughter Jaime Belushi, Dan Akroyd & Rob Reiner were Big Hits at the 22nd Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 07, 2014.

by Terry Richards

All in the Family's Rob reiner ("Meathead") a suprise guest, gets ready to introduce Jim Belushi, and then Dan Akroyd who was also a surprise guest.

All in the Family’s Rob reiner (“Meathead”) a suprise guest, gets ready to introduce Jim Belushi, and then Dan Akroyd who was also a surprise guest.

Jim Belushi and his "Sacred Hearts Band".

Jim Belushi and his “Sacred Hearts Band”.

Dan Akroyd making his entrance playing the Harmonica.

Dan Akroyd making his entrance playing the Harmonica.

Belushi and Akroyd singing together.

Belushi and Akroyd singing together.

 

Belushi & Akroyd singing "Mustang Sally".

Belushi & Akroyd singing “Mustang Sally”.

Dan Akroyd.

Dan Akroyd.

Jaime Belushi singing.

Jaime Belushi singing.

Writer’s Comment: Jami has a dynamite voice and could not thank Veterans enough for having her at this event. After her last song, Veterans applaudedĀ  an Encore and she gave it to them.

Proud Father Jim Belushi watching his Daughter Sing prior to his coming on stage.

Proud Father Jim Belushi watching his Daughter Sing prior to his coming on stage.

Proud Father Jim Belushi watching his Daughter Jami Bess Belushi sing and play guitar.

Proud Father Jim Belushi watching his Daughter Jami Bess Belushi sing and play guitar.

Jami Bess Belushi sing for Veterans.

Jami Bess Belushi sing for Veterans.

Actual Police Car used in the John Belushi and Dan Akroyd "Blues Brothers" Movies.

Actual Police Car used in the John Belushi and Dan Akroyd “Blues Brothers” Movies.

"Blues Brothers" poster with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd inside of Police Car.

“Blues Brothers” poster with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd inside of Police Car.

Front entrance to the Veterans Holiday Celebration just adjacent to Jackie Robinson Stadium at the West LA VA Medical Center.

Front entrance to the Veterans Holiday Celebration just adjacent to Jackie Robinson Stadium at the West LA VA Medical Center.

Looking towards Jackie Robinson Stadium at the entrance to the VHC event.

Looking towards Jackie Robinson Stadium at the entrance to the VHC event.

Sign noting that this was the 22 Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 07, 2014, which this year just happen to fall on Pearl Harbor Day. This event is always held on the first Sunday of December.

Sign noting that this was the 22 Annual Veterans Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 07, 2014, which this year just happen to fall on Pearl Harbor Day. This event is always held on the first Sunday of December.

This photo "speaks for itself".

This photo “speaks for itself”.

2-Members of the University of Southern California/USC Veterans Association.

2-Members of the University of Southern California/USC Veterans Association.

LA KING Cheerleaders Volunteer to pose with Veterans and their Family Members.

LA KING Cheerleaders Volunteer to pose with Veterans and their Family Members.

LA King Cheerleaders posing with another Veterans.

LA King Cheerleaders posing with another Veterans.

73-year old Veteran and Resident of the Veterans Home of California West Los Angeles John Smith poses with LAKERS Cheerleaders who Volunteered to pose with Veterans.

73-year old Veteran and Resident of the Veterans Home of California West Los Angeles John Smith poses with LAKERS Cheerleaders who Volunteered to pose with Veterans.

Lucky World-War 2 Veteran dancing with one of the Entertainment Volunteers who earlier sang on the Stage. At this time I do not have her name.

Lucky World-War 2 Veteran dancing with one of the Entertainment Volunteers who earlier sang on the Stage. At this time I do not have her name.

92-year-old Pearl Harbor War Veteran and his Wife.

92-year-old Pearl Harbor War Veteran and his Wife.

Veterans being served assorted pies from "The Cheesecake Factory".

Veterans being served assorted pies from “The Cheesecake Factory”.

We want to thank "The Cheesecake Factory" for serving all of their Pies free of charge to about 5,000 Veterans.

We want to thank “The Cheesecake Factory” for serving all of their Pies free of charge to about 5,000 Veterans.

We would like to thank "Simply Fresh Fruit" found at COSTCO'S for serving all their fruits to about 5,000 Veterans.

We would like to thank “Simply Fresh Fruit” found at COSTCO’S for serving all their fruits to about 5,000 Veterans.

100's of Veterans, some with Members of their Family wait on line by the tent where they will be served a Gourmet Meal.

100’s of Veterans, some with Members of their Family wait on line by the tent where they will be served a Gourmet Meal.

About 5,000 Veterans being served a meal including Beef, Chicken, Ham, Stuffing, Vegetables, Potatoes, and Desserts, and more cooked Fresh by various Caterers and Restaurants from the Greater Los Angeles area.

About 5,000 Veterans being served a meal including Beef, Chicken, Ham, Stuffing, Vegetables, Potatoes, and Desserts, and more cooked Fresh by various Caterers and Restaurants from the Greater Los Angeles area.

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Lucky World-War 2 Veteran dancing with one of the Entertainment Volunteers who earlier sang on the Stage. At this time I do not have her name.

This guy looks and sings just like Rod Stewart but it's not. He with a Band called "The Dents"...

This guy looks and sings just like Rod Stewart but it’s not. He with a Band called “The Dents”…

Entertainment Tent.

Entertainment Tent.

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Veterans registering to get wristband to show they are Veterans..

Veterans registering to get wristband to show they are Veterans..

 

 

 

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