veterans day

Marines Sponsor Toys for Tots

Nov 17,2020

Marine Corps veteran Joe LoParo (right) stands with Navy and Pearl Harbor veteran Mikki Ganitch, who was two weeks shy of 101 in this recent photograph. Ganitch was serving aboard the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941, when the ship was docked in Pearl Harbor.

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Veterans Honored

Nov 14,2019

At a ceremony hosted by Alameda veterans groups Monday, members of the public gathered at Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Building to honor those who fought to protect American freedom.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp The Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave., will host two events to help and honor the military Thursday, Nov. 7, and Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

Veterans Host Town Hall Thursday, Event Next Week

Nov 05,2019

A town hall meeting where veterans can learn about benefits and services available to them takes place Thursday, Nov. 7,  from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave. The town hall will be preceded by a women veterans’ mixer at 2:30 p.m.

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Clayton J. Mitchell Photography &nbsp&nbsp Pearl Harbor survivor Senior Chief Mickey Ganitch addressed a packed house at last Saturday’s veterans’ dinner at the Elks Club. Cecilia Gaerlan, executive director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society also spoke to the group assembled at this annual event to honor America’s veterans.

Elks Gather to Celebrate Vets

Nov 13,2018

Some 240 people enjoyed the Elks Club’s annual dinner last Saturday, Nov. 10. The dinner honored both veterans and active-duty military members stationed around the Bay Area. The Elks Club itself boasts 125 lodge members who are veterans. 

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Mike Rosati

Local Elks Lodge Honors Vets at Annual Dinner

Nov 14,2017

Some 250 local residents gathered at the Alameda Elks Lodge on Veterans Day last Saturday to honor veterans and active-duty military stationed in the area. The lodge itself boasts 126 members who are veterans.

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‘Music to Inspire’ on Union

Nov 19,2020

Nancy Gordon has been hosting Music to Inspire as a remedy to COVID-19. She serenades her neighbors from her lawn, playing the guitar and singing along with her granddaughters, Malia, Kai and Ruby. Nov. 11 marked her 20th event. She takes donations from the audience.

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Veterans Day Letters Will Make You Laugh, Cry

Nov 09,2016

In honor of Veterans Day and to salute all veterans, I present some very special letters my uncle wrote from the front during World War I. Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918.

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