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Palmers speaking at Manteca Prayer Breakfast
Charles and Teri Palmer at a Manteca Chamber of Commerce event honoring their son Charles Palmer II who was killed while serving America in Iraq. - photo by Bulletin file photo


• WHAT: 43rd annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast
• WHEN: Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
• WHERE: Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane
• TICKETS: $10
• TO BUY TICKETS: Call Judy Vasquez, 823-6644; Arlene Sevor, 823-5356; Jay Holmes, 239-9294; or Lois Page, 823-6496.

Charles and Teri Palmer – the parents of fallen Marine Cpl. Charles C. Palmer II – are the speakers for the 43rd annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast set for Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 7:30 a.m. at the Manteca Senor Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

The breakfast also includes prayers from representatives of various community groups ranging from youth to government to schools to business, plus inspirational music. Tickers are $10 each.

The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Prayer...America’s Hope” and is based on the verse from Psalm 33:22 which states: “May your unfailing love rest upon us, O’ Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”

The Palmers credit their faith in God with helping them navigate the roller coaster of life. They hope by sharing their faith that others will come to know Jesus and have His unfailing love rest on them.

The Palmers have lived in Manteca for 30 years. They enjoy staying home, reading, watching television, traveling, going to the theater, attending troop support and Gold Star activities and Manteca cultural events and church activities. They love the great outdoors, enjoy fishing, horseback riding, hiking in the mountains and lying on the beach at the ocean. They have three children: Charles C. Palmer II, Jason R. Palmer, and Jeni L. (Palmer) Kopp.

Charles was born in Sacramento. He graduated from high school in Sacramento and later attended several community colleges and universities working towards a major in business and psychology. He has held many positions as a civil servant, retail executive, and is currently serving as a service provider to developmentally disabled adults.

He has poured himself into raising the awareness of all those around him of how blessed we are as a nation to have men and women who voluntarily serve to defend our freedom. He has spoken to thousands of people in churches, various community organizations and public events on this subject.

Teri was born in Carson City, Nevada. Her Dad joined the Army when she was 11. Teri has worked in civil service, real estate and health care.