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A 50th Year Vietnam War & Veterans Commemoration event is being held on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1300 to 1430 hours. This event will be held at Lone Tree Cemetery at 24591 Fairview Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541.
The first hour (1300 to approximately 1400) of the Vietnam War Commemoration event will be conducted with proper solemnity and respect. Honor Guards from AMVETS, VFW and American will present the colors, including the Vietnam Commemorative Flag; there will also be a rifle salute. After opening and welcoming remarks are concluded, the various local politicians and dignitaries will be given an opportunity to speak. If we are able to get one, we will have a Key Note Speaker.

Contact Info:
Michael L. Emerson
Post Commander, AMVETS Hayward Post 911
1-510-247-0777
MLEmerson@aol.com

VETERANS OUTREACH

Veterans, their welfare, benefits and readjustment, have always been a part of the mission of the Blue Star Mothers of America. When we formed our chapter in 2001, the Veterans of our communities were the first to embrace us and our efforts, taking our Moms under their protective wings, as we faced a war with this new generation of heroes. Today, we remain committed to our Veterans, as many of our own kids have now completed their service and have joined this community of pride in their service to America.

Some of the ways we help locally are:

East Bay Stand Down - this is a program for hundreds of homeless Veterans in the Bay Area originally sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley. They are brought to a tent city at the Pleasanton, CA fairgrounds for about 4 days, every two years. They are given new clothes and boots or shoes, haircuts, food, showers, healthcare, dental care, legal aid, job opportunities, housing and support. Many volunteers step up to help these men and women get a new start on life. Stand Down is held in locations all over California. If you would like more information about this program please check out the website

Veterans First Initiative - is a program at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA designed to help Veterans who are re-entering the college scene. There are staff members available to help the students apply for their GI Bill benefits, as well as counselors who help them develop new career paths. LPC holds an annual Info Faire for incoming prospective students to see what LPC has to offer and they have an opportunity to network with local community organizations who offer services to Veterans. Last year we were proudly able to donate $5,000.00 to the book loan program. The book loan program was developed at LPC to help veterans buy their books until their GI Bill money comes through. Please check out their website for more information

VA Hospitals - We visit the area VA hospitals in Palo Alto, Livermore and Martinez and provide necessities on their "wish lists". We deliver homemade patriotic pillow cases, coffee and food, lap blankets, magazines and many other items requested by the hospitals to make their residents more comfortable. If you are interested in providing pillow cases and/or lap blankets please contact our Veterans Committee chair mom, Marilyn at veterans@bluestarmoms.org

There are many other ways that come up throughout the year that we help veterans and veteran organizations. We hope we can count on your continued support to carry on this important mission in our community. Contact us if you need more information.

General meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month at:

Danville Veterans Memorial Building
400 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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P.O. Box 2537
San Ramon, CA 94583
ph: 925-784-5014
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