May 9, 2017

VVA Chapter 223 hosted a Veterans Town Hall at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. About 70 people attended to ask questions of the San Francisco and Santa Rosa Veterans Administration personnel.  Several people receiv...

June 1, 2016

Triple-digit temperatures greeted more than 200 people that came to the Pacific Coast Air Museum’s Tribute to Vietnam Veterans.  The Air Museum’s open house gave onlookers a chance to see the many airplanes the museum displays, including some Vietnam-era aircraft.  Som...

May 15, 2015

This year’s Rose Parade was held on May 16th with pleasant weather and eager participation from groups big and small.  The veteran community participated with an assortment of entries including the POW cage and tower, military vehicles, several Color Guards, and a uniq...

March 8, 2015

On March 8, 1965, the first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam as 3500 Marines landed at China Beach to defend the American air base at Da Nang. They joined 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.  This marked the start of the ground war in South Vietn...

September 19, 2014

The Sonoma County community gathered at the POW/MIA Memorial in Santa Rosa Memorial Park on September 19, 2014 to remember and honor those brave souls who were prisoners of war or missing in action. Many veteran organizations, including Military Order of Purple Hearts...

May 24, 2014

The City of Petaluma, CA, became a Purple Heart City by proclamation and ceremony Friday, May 23, 2014. The pre-Memorial Day ceremony recognized Petaluma's recent designation as a Purple Heart City and to thank veterans for their service to the country.

December 17, 2013

Dr. Mandeep Nagra and the members of the Santa Rosa Sikh Temple served up a feast to about 100 guests, most of them veterans and some of them homeless or struggling. They took part in the annual repast at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Members of the local...

November 23, 2013

Hundreds of people gathered today in Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA, to witness the re-dedication of the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Originally dedicated in 1988, the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial has stood as a testament to the 5,823 men and women who m...

The Veterans Day Parade in Petaluma was a great success as folks from all over the county participated, and the community converged on the route to cheer on the various contingents. Please note that some of the photos are by Charles Earthman, look for his Earthman logo...

October 12, 2013

The Vietnam War Memorial Traveling Wall arrived in Petaluma, CA on Thursday, October 9, 2013.  Joe Noriel, the former Petaluma Historical Museum association president, helped bring the wall to Petaluma with his group, History Connection.   The wall, which tours the cou...

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