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Veteran Organizations Photos 2010


 

- Vets Memorial Donation Check Ceremony -
Ken Rabello, President of the Northern California
Corvette Association giving a donation check
for $1,000 to Michael L. Emerson & Pat Flanagan
of VFW Post 9601, for one of the 6 benches
in the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial.
The bench will be named for: "POW/MIA"
14 Dec 2010


 

- Winter 2010 Operation MOMs Packing -
VFW and other Veteran volunteers and Families
packing up "care packages" for the troops.
Hayward Veterans Hall in downtown Hayward, CA.
9 Dec 2010


 



- VFW at San Francisco 49ers Game Event -
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard members doing
the Honor Guard during the National Anthem.
Member Michael L. Emerson participated in the coin toss.
The 49ers won 23 - 20 in over time.
This is Michael L. Emerson's last honor ceremony
event - he has retired from the Honor Guard.

San Francisco, CA.
14 Nov 2010


 

- VFW Moreau High School Veterans Day Event -
VFW Post #9601 Members giving out over 400
Buddy Poppies before the football game.
Then they went to Applebees restaurant
for a free Veterans Day Dinner.
Hayward, CA.
6PM, 11 Nov 2010


 


- VFW at Chapel of the Chimes Veterans Day Event -
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard members,
other veterans, and civilians participating
in the Veterans Day event.
Hayward, CA.
1PM, 11 Nov 2010


 



- VFW at Mason's Lodge Veterans Day Event -
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard members and
other Veterans participating in the 1st annual
Veterans Day event at the Mason's Lodge.
Union City, CA.
11AM, 11 Nov 2010


 


- VFW Post #9601 Yearly Community Awards -
VFW honoring Captain Paramedic John Hartmann,
Fire Engineer (and Air Force Veteran) Dan Rice,
and Alameda Deputy Sheriff Gary Rodgers
for their outstanding community service.
Castro Valley, CA.
9 Nov 2010


 

- VFW Display at Castro Valley Library -
Veterans from VFW Post #9601 setting up the
display. It will be on display from 1 to 30 Nov 2010
Castro Valley, CA.
1 Nov 2010

 



- VFW & AmLegion Billboard Dedication -
VFW Post #9601 & AmLegion Post #649
veterans, family, friends, and local civilians
at the dedication of the Billboard.
The Billboard was donated by Clear Channel Outdoor.
Director of Public Affairs Lily Nguyen and her family
accepted plaques thanking her and her company.
Castro Valley, CA.
30 October 2010


 


- VFW & AmLegion Billboard -
VFW Post #9601 & AmLegion Post #649.
Veterans John McPartland & Michael L. Emerson
at the installation of the Veteran's Billboard.
The billboard was donated by Clear Channel Outdoor.
Castro Valley, CA.
25 October 2010


 


- District 14 Quarterly Meeting -
VFW Post #9601 hosting the District 14 meeting
at the Hayward Veteran's Building. Also the two
candidates for State/Dept. Jr. Vice Commander
Jim Lopez and Ed Ford gave election speeches.
Hayward, CA.
16 October 2010


 

- Manuel Main VFW Post Memorial -
VFW Post #9601 members and Manuel's son David
remembering and honoring SSgt Manuel Main.
Castro Valley, CA.
12 October 2010


 


- Fleet Week 2010 -
Pictures of VFW members and other Vet Groups on the
USS Makin Island (LHD 8). We were invited by
Vice Admiral Hunt, Commander of the US Third Fleet.
Post member Mickey Ganitch was honored.
Pier 30/32 San Francisco, California.
11 October 2010


 


- SF Taiwan 99 Year Celebration Parade -
VFW Castro Valley Post #9601 Color Guard
marching in the parade at the request of the
Dept of CA Commander Denis Wells and Senior
Vice Commander Bobby Price who also attended.
San Francisco, CA.
10 Oct 2010


 

- SF Italian Heritage Parade -
VFW Castro Valley Post #9601 Color Guard
marching in the parade at the request of the
Dept of CA Commander Denis Wells and Senior
San Francisco, CA.
10 Oct 2010


 



- Honoring WWII Veterans Dinner -
VFW Castro Valley Post #9601 dinner at
the Moose Lodge in Castro Valley where
WWII veterans were remembered and honored.
Castro Valley, CA.
4 Oct 2010


 

- HARD Board Approval of CVVM -
The VFW Castro Valley Veteran's Memorial committee
members at the HARD meeting where the CVVM
was unanimously approved by the HARD Board.
HARD offices in Hayward, CA.
27 Sept 2010


 



- 2010 Wheelchair Regatta -
The Wheelchair Regatta at the Encinal Yacht Club
in Alameda, California.
Pictures of VFW members, veterans, volunteers & attendees.
Special thanks to "Goniego IV" owners Joan Marsh-Clune
and Richard Hardy for a fun ride in the SF Bay.
25 September 2010


 

- 2010 Castro Valley Fall Festival -
VFW Post #9601 members and
American Legion Post #649 members
at the Castro Valley Fall Festival.
12 Sept 2010


 

- Summer 2010 Operation MOMs Packing -
VFW, American Legion and other Veteran Volunteers
and Families packing up "care packages" for the troops.
Hayward Veterans Hall in downtown Hayward, CA.
21 August 2010


 

- VFW Volunteers Thank You BBQ -
VFW Post 9601 and American Legion Post 649
members, friends and families at the Alameda
County Fair thank you BBQ, the Fair was
thanking all of us for volunteering.
Pleasanton, CA.
5 August 2010


 

- VFW Honor Guard at Western Softball Championship -
Members of the VFW Honor Guard presenting
the Colors at the Western Division Women's
Softball Championships.
Union City, CA
4 August 2010


 

- VFW Members welcoming home SSgt Rodregous -
VFW Post 9601 members welcoming home
SSgt Anthony Rodregous, US Army, 82 Airborne
he served 5 tours in Iraq/Afghanistan.
Concord, CA.
1 August 2010


 

- VFW District 14 Meeting -
VFW Posts from the District taking
classes and having a District meeting
at the Fremont/Niles Post.
Fremont/Niles, CA.
24 July 2010


 

- Welcome Home for Army Spec Vincent Abney -
VFW Post 9601 members, PGR, Warriors Watch,
Blue Star Mothers, and other Veterans and Friends
welcoming home Spec Abney back from Afghanistan.
We picked him up at the Oakland Airport and
escorted him home in Castro Valley.
Oakland & Castro Valley, CA.
23 July 2010


 


- CVVM meeting in Castro Valley, CA -
VFW Post 9601 and HARD meeting with
Veterans and Neighbors to discuss
the CVVM design and location.
Castro Valley, CA.
19 July 2010


 

- Pleasanton Military Families BBQ -
Members of the VFW, VFW Ladies Auxiliary,
Blue/Gold Star Families, Warriors Watch,
American Legion and other veterans groups
with friends and family at their appreciation BBQ.
Amador Valley Community Park.
Pleasanton, CA
18 July 2010


 

- White Hats" for Pat Flanagan & John Baumann -
Commander Flanagan & past Quartermaster Baumann
receiving their "White Hats" from Gene Cota past
District 14 Commander at the Post's monthly meeting.
Castro Valley, CA.
13 July 2010


 

- Ken Ballard Memorial July 4th BBQ -
Members of the VFW, Blue/Gold Star Families,
PGR, Operations MOMs, and other veterans
groups with friends and family at Tom Ballard's
home for his yearly remembrance BBQ for his son Ken.
Hayward, CA
4 July 2010


 

- VFW Honor Guard in Alameda Parade -
Members of the VFW Honor Guard, military
vehicles with friends and family marching in
the longest Parade in the USA - 3.5 miles long.
Alameda, CA
4 July 2010


 

- Michael Balsley's 2010 Remembrance Party -
Veterans, family members, and friends
at Bev's (Michael's mother) home.
VFW Member Michael L. Emerson
giving Bev an Army picture frame
with two photos of Michael.
Hayward, CA
26 June 2010


 

- Alameda County Fair VFW Volunteers -
VFW Post 9601 members / volunteers
at the County Fair, the post gets paid
for each hour that is volunteered.
Pleasanton, CA
25 June 2010


 

- Michael L. Emerson's France Visit -
VFW member Michael L. Emerson visiting
Normandy, France for the D-Day ceremonies
and also visiting Chateau-Thierry, France
and visiting Flanders Field, Belgium.
FRANCE.
3 to 19 June 2010


 

Click Here To See More Of Michael's
D-Day Visit To France


 



- 2010 Flight 93 Memorial Day Service -
VFW Post 9601 Honor/Color Guard Posting
Colors during the annual change of Flag
ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial.
Union City, CA
31 May 2010


 


- 2010 Lone Tree Memorial Day Service -
VFW Post 9601 Honor/Color Guard Posting Colors
Post member Michael L. Emerson giving a speech
Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward Hills, CA.
31 May 2010


 

- Home visit with Comrade Don Clair -
VFW Post 9601 and American Legion Post 649
members visiting Don and his wife Vera
for Don's 88th Birthday.
Don was a Marine Tanker in WWII.
Castro Valley, CA.
29 May 2010


 

- BART & Castro Valley City Buddy Poppies -
VFW Post 9601 and American Legion Post 649
members doing "Buddy Poppies" to collect
donations for veteran's assistance programs.
Castro Valley, CA.
27, 28, 29, & 30 May 2010


 

- USS Hornet HBO "Pacific" Event -
VFW and many other veteran's groups
participating in the fundraiser and honoring
of WWII veterans who fought in the Pacific.
Pictured with VFW member Michael L. Emerson:
Chuck Tatum, USMC - Iwo Jima Survivor
Navy Chief who was on ship during Apollo 11 retrieval
& Skip Adams, USMC - Iwo Jima Survivor.
On the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet.
Alameda, CA.
16 May 2010


 

- Pearl Harbor Survivors 2010 Dinner -
VFW Post 9601 Color Guard Presenting the
Colors at the Pearl Harbor Military
Survivors Annual Dinner at the
Oakland Airport Hilton.
Oakland, CA.
15 May 2010


 


- VFW District 14 Meeting & 2010-2011 New Officers -
VFW Meeting and Election/Installment of new District Officers:
Commander Raymond Wong (4618)
Senior Vice Commander Michael L. Emerson (9601)
Junior Vice Commander Bruce Bennett (1917)
Quartermaster John Duarte (819)
Chaplain Michael O'Keefe (58)
Surgeon Art Benin (9601)
Three Year Trustee Jim Uhlik (9601)
San Leandro, CA.
15 May 2010


 

- VFW Post 9601 Officers Elections -
VFW Officers election & meeting for
the 2010 to 2011 year.
Castro Valley, CA.
11 May 2010


 

- Oakland A's Armed Forces Day -
VFW, American Legion, & Student Veterans Organization
(from CSUEB) members, plus family and friends
at the Oakland A's vs. Tampa Bay game. A's won 4-2.
Oakland, CA.
8 May 2010


 


- Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade -
VFW honor guard, VFW members, family and friends
marching and participating in the yearly parade.
Castro Valley, CA.
8 May 2010


 

- Operation MOMs Dinner -
VFW members and other veterans groups at a dinner
put on by Operation MOMs to thank the volunteers
who help with MOMs packings and other charity events
to collect funds for packings to support active duty military.
The Englander Restaurant, San Leandro, CA.
27 March 2010


 


- VFW Charity Dinner -
VFW Honor Guard and other veterans and friends
Posting Colors at the charity raffle & dinner.
Moose Lodge, Castro Valley, CA.
20 March 2010


 

- L/Cpl Travis Layfield Charity Event -
VFW, PGR, American Legion, & Blue Star
Mothers members attending and honoring
KIA Marine Travis Layfield at a charity event.
At the Fremont/Niles Veterans Hall.
Fremont, CA. - 14 March 2010


 

- SVO Veterans Lunch, Winter 2010 -
VFW & SVO member Michael L. Emerson at the
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) lunch at
Calif State University East Bay (CSUEB).
Michael made a presentation about joining the VFW.
Hayward , CA. - 4 March 2010


 

- Castro Valley Library VFW Display -
VFW Post #9601 members setting up a display of
Military memorabilia in the CV library's lobby display.
The display will be up for public viewing from 1 to 30 March 2010.
Castro Valley, CA.
1 March 2010


 

- SVO Home Coming Event at CSUEB -
Local VFW members and also student veterans of the
Student Veterans Organization (SVO) participating in
Calif State University East Bay's "Home Coming" event.
Hayward , CA. - 26 February 2010


 



- Grand Opening of VA Clinic -
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard members
and other Veterans, etc... at the opening
of a new VA clinic at 39199 Liberty St.
Building B, Fremont, CA.
10 February 2010


 

- Al Lucke VFW Post Memorial -
VFW members and his family remembering
and honoring Colonel Emil Albert Lucke.
Also the Voice of Democracy participants.
VFW Post #9601, Castro Valley, CA.
9 February 2010


 


- Harold Mohr Funeral Ceremony -
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard members,
family and friends remembering and honoring
WWII Marine Corps veteran Harold R. Mohr
Redwood Memorial Chapel - Castro Valley, CA.
30 January 2010


 


- Moose Lodge & Operation MOMs Dinner -
VFW Honor Guard and other veterans and friends
Posting Colors at the Moose Lodge Dinner.
Moose Lodge, Castro Valley, CA.
17 January 2010


 


- Al Lucke Funeral Ceremony -
VFW & American Legion members, family and friends
remembering and honoring Colonel Emil Albert Lucke.
First Presbyterian Church of Hayward, CA.
16 January 2010


 

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