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SF Veterans Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

Narduli_Cochran_aerialMarch 20, 2014
Thursday, Noon
Veterans Memorial Court
near 401 Van Ness Avenue @McAllister

The ground breaking ceremony for the San Francisco Veterans Memorial full fills landscape architect Thomas Church’s original 1920 vision for a memorial to Veterans. The soil in, the memorial site, the Veterans Memorial Court made sacred by the interment of consecrated soils from battlefields throughout the world.  The Court is the open space between the Veterans Building and the Opera House.

The winning memorial design proposal “Passage of Remembrance” is by Susan Narduli and Andrea Cochran and 2.5 million dollars has been raised to begin the construction of the long awaited monument.

Veterans and the public are invited to the ceremony.

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San Francisco Bay Area Veterans: Sankofa Sunday

San Francisco Bay Area Veterans Celebrate Black History Month February 10, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month
African American Veterans
Warriors of Courage, Change & Peace
Sunday, February 10, 2013
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 223
San Francisco

Join us and celebrate our rich, fascinating, and empowering Black History.
We’ll have an array of information booths, video stories, distinguished guest speakers, a screening of the acclaimed WWII film “Red Tails,” a dinner, and awards/recognition ceremony.

For event updates & RSVP visit
A $25 donation is suggested to benefit Veterans community sponsored events.

Latonia M. Dixon,
Eve Purvis-Allen,

Event Sponsors: American Legion Bob Basker Post 315, Veterans Artist Guild, Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69, Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.

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Join Us: Vet To Vet Roundtable

Vet to Vet Roundtable Introduction & Discussion
Friday, November 16, 2012, 5–7 pm
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 207
San Francisco

Meet Moe Armstrong (Vet to Vet founder) and Roy A. Brown (Vet to Vet National Deputy Director) and find out about Vet to Vet Peer Counseling Workshops and how to participate. Vet to Vet’s peer-facilitator training program teaches Veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions.The event on Friday the 16th at the Veterans Building leads into the 2-day workshop: Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 at Fort Miley/VA Medical Center. For more information contact Bob Hollis 415·479·5713, 415·990·0069

About Vet to Vet is an independent provider partnership program that utilizes peer-counseling to help Veterans in recovery. They are administered by Veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental-health services. They are a group of Veterans who promote awareness by developing activities that connect Veterans with the VA Veteran-based groups and the community. They provide a safe and supportive place for Veterans to share memories, challenges, and experiences with others—who understand from a personal perspective. No one better understands than those who have lived and continue to live with these experiences.

Dedicated to the Comrades of '98, 1898–1941

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Stained Glass in the Veterans Building

Stained glass windows in the stairwells just on either side of the main lobby in the War Memorial Veterans Building.

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The windows honor those who served: 1898–1902; Spanish War Veterans  Philippine Island, Cuba, Portorico; China Relief Expedition 1900-1901; World War I; and World War II.

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