2007 Veterans Organization Photos

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– VFW Wheel Chair Ramp –
Members of VFW Post #9601 Castro Valley, CA building WWII veteran
Manny Silva a wheelchair ramp for his home.
26 Dec 2007.

– Flight 93 Memorial, Union City Dedication –
The VFW Honor Guard for Post #9601, Castro Valley, Ca and the American Legion
District #10 Honor Guard helping with the Raising of the US Flag at the Flight 93 Memorial
Dedication in Union City, CA.
8 Dec 2007.

– 2007 Business Person of the Year –
VFW Post #9601, Castro Valley’s Honor Guard presented the colors and attended the
event honoring Karen Jonke at the Moose Lodge, Castro Valley, CA.
5 Dec 2007.

– Santa visits San Lorenzo National Guard –
Michael L. Emerson of VFW Post #9601, Castro Valley playing Santa Claus for
the National Guard troops and their families at the Ashland National Guard facility
in San Lorenzo, CA.
1 Dec 2007.

– Fall 2007 Operation: MOMs Troop Packing –
Castro Valley VFW Post #9601 post members and guests helping to pack
gift boxes to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hayward, CA.
18 Nov 2007.

– 2007 San Leandro Veteran’s Day Parade –
Castro Valley VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard, Post Members and Guests
in the San Leandro Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown San Leandro, CA.
11 Nov 2007.

– 2007 San Leandro Grand Marshall’s Pre-Parade Dinner –
Members of the VFW District #14, American Legion District #10, and guests at the
San Leandro Veterans Parade Grand Marshall’s pre-parade dinner
held at the San Leandro Veterans Hall.
10 Nov 2007.

– Fall 2007 Buddy Poppies –
Michael L. Emerson, Mickey Ganitch, Big Jim Uhlik, Vern Crete – members of VFW Post
#9601 and Mary Greenlee doing “Buddy Poppies” at the Rite-Aid in Castro Valley, CA.
3 Nov 2007.

– OPERATION: MOMs 2007 Spaghetti Dinner –
VFW Post #9601, Castro Valley, CA members helping to put on
a fundraiser for OPERATION MOMs at the Moose Lodge.
27 October 2007.

– WWII Veteran Spaghetti Dinner –
VFW Post #9601, Castro Valley, CA members putting on a special dinner
to remember and honor the veterans and heroes of World War II.
14 October 2007.

– New VFW Road Sign Installation –
VFW members Michael L. Emerson, Vern Crete, and Pat Flanagan after installing our new
VFW sign at the entrance of Castro Valley entering from Hayward on A Street & Redwood Road.
10 October 2007.

– 2007 Wheelchair Regatta –
The 2007 Wheelchair Regatta at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, California – Pictures
of VFW members, volunteers and attendees.
29 September 2007.

– 2007 Candlelight Vigil for 9/11 Patriot Day –
A “Candlelight Vigil” on the 6th anniversary of 9/11 outside the VFW Post #9601 (also the Moose Lodge) in Castro Valley, California. Gold Star and Blue Star parents, veterans and citizens from the community attended.
11 Sept 2007.

– 2007 Castro Valley Fall Festival –
Pictures of Members and Friends of VFW Post #9601 volunteering: Commander Pat Flanagan, John McPartland, Vern Crete, Cliff Smith, Jim Uhlik, Gary Vannucci, John Baumann, Mickey Ganitch, Steve Pine, Michael L. Emerson and Mary Greenlee. Sunday, 9 Sept 2007.

– 2007 Oakland Athletics Game –
The VFW Honor Guard at the Oakland A’s Game. We had a free barbeque in the parking lot prior to the game. About 200 VFW and American Legion members and their families attended.
The A’s beat the KC Royals 6-1. 19 August 2007.

The MOMs organization packing up Care-Packages to mail to the Troops.
Members of the Castro Valley, CA VFW Post #9601 and other volunteers are helping.
At the Union Lodge in Hayward, CA. 7 July 2007.

The VFW Post #9601 of Castro Valley, CA Honor Guard
leading the parade at the Mountain House, CA
Independence Day Parade. 4 July 2007.

Members of the VFW, the American Legion and the Boy Scouts
conducting a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Lone Tree Cemetery.
June 2007.

The Castro Valley, CA VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard “Presenting the Colors”
and Michael L. Emerson the Jr. Vice Commander of VFW Post #9601 and
Vice Commander of American Legion Post #649 (both in Castro Valley, CA)
giving a speech and reading The “Gettysburg Address”
at the Lone Tree Cemetery Memorial Day Service in Hayward, CA.
28 May 2007.

Below Center: Army Sgt. Mariela Mason, 96th Transportation Co., injured in Kuwait 19 Dec 2004,
to her left her father Emile Meylan. Starting top left: Martin Jones-Lodi Post 22, Drew Selman,
Mary Greenlee, and Darell Selman-District 11 Commander.

Left to right: Ginny Taylor volunteer, Dennis Matarrese-American Legion District 10 Commander,
Michael L. Emerson-Vice Commander American Legion Post 649 & Vice-Commander VFW Post 9601,
VA Hospital Laison Renee Chastain, and Mary Greenlee volunteer.

American Legion & VFW annual Veterans support picnic at the VA Hospital in Livermore, CA.
19 May 2007.

Honor Guard and other members and family of VFW Post # 9601 of Castro Valley, CA
participating in the 2007 Rowell Ranch Parade in Downtown Castro Valley, CA.
12 May 2007

The installation of the new Castro Valley, CA VFW Post #9601 officers for the 2007 year.
Installed by the District #14 Commander Gene Cota (far right).
8 May 2007.

Honor Guard members of VFW Post # 9601 of Castro Valley, CA
participating in the Memorial Service for Spc. Michael C. Balsley of Hayward, CA
who was killed during operations in Iraq.
February 2007.

Honor Guard members of VFW Post # 9601 of Castro Valley, CA
participating in the Boy Scout Eagle Court presentations to Eagle Scout
JT Baumann and Eagle Scout Brandon Cunningham.
February 2007.