Veterans

Honoring All Who Served

Members of Alameda’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 8 and Chapter 400 of the Vietnam Veterans have joined with the Legionnaires of America Legion Posts 9 and 647 to present a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. 

Honoring All Who Served

Members of Alameda’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 8 and Chapter 400 of the Vietnam Veterans have joined with the Legionnaires of America Legion Posts 9 and 647 to present a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. 

To honor and salute American veterans, the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be held on the ship’s hangar deck and speakers includes Capt.Michael C. McCarron, USN (ret.), Executive Director of the USS Hornet Museum; Rev. Dr. Wallace H. Whatley, pastor of the Alameda Baptist Church and Hornet Chaplain and crewmember of the Hornet since 1968, Bill Fee. The Hornet Swing Band will provide music for the ceremony. 

Clay Kempf of Alameda had his documentary, Stu Steinberg, discussing the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on America’s veterans accepted into the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. Kempf directed, shot and co-produced the film with other Bay Area filmmakers. The festival takes place this weekend. Kempf lived most of his life in Berkeley; he moved to Alameda in 2007.

 

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.  

I see a soldier wading ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944.  He’s a farm boy from Iowa, he’s a mechanic from Connecticut, a new recruit from California. He’s someone’s son from your hometown. We owe him. We owe that young man — who may well have died on Omaha Beach — a debt of gratitude for defending our freedom from foreign domination.