Join us as we celebrate our local veterans.
November 11, 2017 | 11:00a
VFW Auxiliary to Castro Valley Post 9601 will be providing light refreshments – coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice, bagels with cream cheese
Excerpt from US Dept of Veterans Affairs:
On October 8th, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation, which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”