2008 Veterans Organization Photos

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– Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer –
VFW Post #9601 & American Legion Post #649 members and friends at
Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, CA during a Chamber Mixer.
11 December 2008.

– 2008 Veterans Day Free Spaghetti Dinner –
VFW Post #9601 & American Legion Post #649 both from
Castro Valley, CA having a free dinner for veterans.
At the Castro Valley Moose Lodge.
11 November 2008.

– City of Hayward Veterans Day Parade –
VFW Honor Guard from Castro Valley Post #9601 and other
veterans and veteran supporters participating in the Parade.
11 November 2008.

– Castro Valley High School Flag Pole Dedication –
VFW Honor Guard from Castro Valley Post #9601,
Castro Valley American Legion Post #649 members,
and other supporters at the Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony.
7 November 2008.

– 2008 Cal State East Bay Veterans Welcome Reception –
VFW Post 9601 Honor Guard posting colors to honor the student veterans and other
veterans attending the reception. California State University East Bay, Hayward CA.
5 November 2008.

– 2008 VFW Livermore Veterans BBQ –
VFW Veterans, family and friends participating in a Veterans
BBQ at the Livermore, CA Veterans Hospital.
25 Oct 2008.

– Castro Valley Flag Raising Ceremony –
VFW Honor Guard from Castro Valley Post #9601 Raising the US Flag at
the Castro Valley High School Homecoming Football Game.
The Flag Pole and Installation Cost was Donated by the VFW and American Legion.
24 October 2008.

– Operation MOMs Charity Dinner –
VFW members and other volunteers making food and helping to serve it during a
Spaghetti Dinner Charity Event at the Hayward Veterans Hall in downtown Hayward, CA.
18 October 2008.

– 2008 Wheelchair Regatta –
The 2008 Wheelchair Regatta at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, California.
Pictures of VFW members, volunteers and attendees.
27 September 2008.

– 2008 Castro Valley Fall Festival –
VFW Post 9601 members and Operation MOMs volunteers informing the public about our
activities and offering items for donation to support the veterans and troops.
13 & 14 Sept 2008.

– 1st Anniversary of the Flight 93 Memorial, Union City, CA –
VFW Post #9601 members posting colors and attending the 9/11 Patriot Day –
Flight 93 Memorial Ceremonies in Union City, CA.
Sept 11, 2008.

– 2008 National Guard’s Annual BBQ –
VFW and American Legion members attending the National Guard’s annual BBQ at Kennedy
Park in Hayward, CA to show their support for A Company, #340CSB from San Lorenzo, CA.
2 Aug 2008.

– Summer 2008 “Operation: MOM” Troop Packing –
Castro Valley VFW Post #9601 post members, family and guests helping to pack gift boxes
to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Hayward Veterans Building. Hayward, CA.
19 July 2008.

– 2008 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 100 VFW and American Legion members and
their families attended. The A’s vs. the Angels.
12 July 2008.

– 2008 Michael Balsley’s Birthday BBQ –
VFW, American Legion, Patriot Guard, and other family and friends at
Gold Star parents Jim and Bev’s annual birthday remembrance party
for their son and Army hero Michael who was KIA in Iraq. Hayward, California.
28 June 2008.

– 2008 Flag Retirement Ceremony on “Flag Day” –
VFW, American Legion, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts performing a Flag Retirement
Ceremony at Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward Hills, California.
14 June 2008.

– 2008 First Annual CSUEB Veterans BBQ –
VFW members and other Veterans groups attending the Calif State
University East Bay – Student Veterans Organization’s BBQ showing their
support for the student Veterans of CSUEB. Kennedy Park, Hayward, CA.
1 June 2008.

– 2008 Memorial Day Service –
VFW Post #9601 Honor Guard Posting Colors, Michael L. Emerson and John McPartland
giving speeches and some of the spectators. Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward Hills, CA.
26 May 2008.

– 2008 Rowell Ranch Rodeo –
VFW Post #9601 with friends doing Buddy Poppies and also
the Color Guard for the Rowell Ranch Rodeo in Hayward, CA.
17 May 2008.

– 2008 VFW Post 9601 Election Meeting –
Singer Katelyn West singing the National Anthem before the beginning of the
VFW Post #9601 monthly meeting and Post elections. Castro Valley, CA.
13 May 2008.

– 2008 Veterans BBQ –
Veterans, family and friends participating in a veterans
BBQ at the Livermore, CA Veterans Hospital.
10 May 2008.

– 2008 Castro Valley Rowell Ranch Parade –
Honor Guard and other members and family of VFW Post # 9601 of Castro Valley, CA
participating in the Rowell Ranch Parade in Downtown Castro Valley, CA.
10 May 2008.

– 50 Year Post Charter Anniversary –
Pictures of the 50 year charter post anniversary celebration for VFW Post #9601
at the Moose Lodge in Castro Valley, CA.
After the presentation there was a spaghetti dinner.
11 March 2008.

– Army Specialist Michael Manibog’s Funeral –
Pictures of the Funeral Service at Lone Tree Cemetery in Hayward Hills, CA.
First photo: American Legion & American Legion Riders stand in honor.
Second photo: Army funeral pall bearers carrying Spec Manibog’s casket.
Third photo: VFW Honor guard member Michael L. Emerson and his son Nickolas.
23 Feb 2008.

– VFW Blood Drive –
Pictures of the VFW Post #9601 & the Moose Lodge Red Cross blood drive. Put together by
VFW member Bob and Rachel Pirone, standing in background of the first picture. Mayor
Michael Sweeney of Hayward also donated blood, he is pictured in the third picture wearing a hat.
16 Feb 2008.

– Chamber of Commerce Mixer –
VFW Post #9601, American Legion Post #649, and the Moose Lodge all from Castro Valley, CA
sponsoring the Castro Valley chamber of commerce mixer and installation of new officers.
24 Jan 2008.