POST 911 PHOTOS / 2016

              

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- CITY OF HAYWARD FLAG AWARD -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 presented the City of Hayward AMVETS U.S. Flag Award for correctly and respectfully flying the U.S. Flag in front of City Hall everyday. In the photo left to right: Sal Attinello, Alan Cook, Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, Michael L. Emerson, Domingo Cardoza, Heather Reyes, John White, Jr., and J.R. Wilson at the Hayward Veteran Memorial Building in Hayward, California on Thursday, 6 October 2016.

 

- AMVETS U.S. Flag Award -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 presented local business Jeb's Used Appliance AMVETS' U.S. Flag Award for correctly and respectfully flying the U.S. Flag in front of their business everyday. In the Photo left to right: 2nd Vice Commander Heather Reyes, Leslie Chaplin, Finance Officer Alan Cook, Kyle Shaw-Powell, business owner Robin Powell, Post Commander Michael Commander Michael L. Emerson, Chaplain  John White Jr. at the Hayward Veteran Memorial Building in Hayward, California on Thursday, 1 September 2016.

 

 

SF Giants 4th of July / Independence Day Game
AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Commander Michael L. Emerson at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California at the SF Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game (Giants won 3-1). We were there to help an organization called Operation: Care and Comfort that we support and to also honor military veterans. Commander Emerson is wearing his AMVETS Honor Guard uniform. San Francisco, California.  Monday, 4 July 2016.
Happy USA Independence Day !
 

 

- AMVETS 2016 YEARLY EMT/PARAMEDIC AWARD -

Post Commander Emerson presented Benjamin Daggett our AMVETS Hayward Post 911's yearly EMT / Paramedic Award for his our standing work and service to the citizens of Hayward.  Also in attendance was Mayor of Hayward Barbara Halliday, AMVETS (American Veterans) California State/Dept. Commander Enrique Radino and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) California State Commander JR Wilson. During AMVETS Hayward Post 911's monthly meeting on Thursday, 7 July 2016 in Hayward, California.

 

 

FLAG AWARD FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

Lisa Bradshaw, owner of Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary, and her two sons received AMVETS Hayward Post 911's Flag Award for flying a large U.S. Flag everyday in front of their business. Also in attendance was Mayor of Hayward Barbara Halliday, AMVETS (American Veterans) California State/Dept. Commander Enrique Radino and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) California State Commander JR Wilson. Thank you Bradshaw family for honoring our Country's flag. During AMVETS Post 911's monthly meeting on Thursday, 7 July 2016.  Hayward, California.

 








-Saluting Military Recruits Event-

American Veterans (AMVETS) had our 4th Annual "Saluting Military Recruits" (SMR) event. About 115 Veterans, Recruits, Families, and Recruiters attend. Each recruit received a free SMR t-shirt. Plus during the procession ceremony each recruit was presented a free SMR military challenge coin.  The SMR organization also supplied free drinks and snacks to all who attended. Founder/Chairman of SMR and the MC of the event was AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Commander Michael L. Emerson (wearing his AMVETS Honor Guard uniform). Special veteran guests were: Navy Pearl Harbor Survivor Senior Chief Mickey Ganitch, IWO Jima Battle Survivor Marine Corps Corporal Chuck Kadlecek, Army Vietnam Veteran  Paul Gravelle, Captain Koyama, currently the Commander of ROTC at University of Berkeley (Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran), and retired Army Colonel John McPartland and current BART Director (Vietnam & Desert Storm Veteran).  Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Downtown Hayward, California. Saturday, 4 June 2016.


 

- Post Awards & New Officers Swearing in Ceremony -

At our Post's June 2016 monthly meeting we honored and awarded Hayward Firefighter and Marine Corps veteran Nicolas William Stevens with our Firefighter of the Year Award. We also awarded a local citizen Claus Flachenecker for flying a USA flag everyday in front of his home. Plus we also had the swearing in ceremony by Past California Department Commander Greg Raffa of most of our new Post officers for 2016-2017. Photo #2 left to right: PDC Greg Raffa, Commander Michael L. Emerson, 1st Vice Domingo Cardoza, 2nd Vice Heather Reyes, Adjutant Jim Hodges, and Chaplain John White.  Hayward, CA. Thursday, 2 June 2016.


 

- Dedication of the Hayward 9/11 Memorial- 

AMVETS Hayward 911 Honor Guard members Domingo Cardoza, Jim Hodges and Heather Reyes participated in the Posting of the Colors and the Flag Raising during the Hayward 9/11 Memorial Dedication in downtown Hayward, California on Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2016. AMVETS Post 911 member Art Benin was also there in his VFW Honor Guard uniform representing the VFW, and Post 911 member Ron Galvan was also there in his American Legion Honor Guard uniform representing the American Legion. AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Commander Michael L. Emerson was the MC of the dedication and the Founder, Designer, and also the Build Manager of the Memorial. The Memorial was built to Honor and Remember the Heroes of 9/11, Military Veterans, and First Responders. Michael donated 100% of his design, time and labor. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful ceremony. About 400 people were in attendance. For details visit website: www.Hayward911Memorial.com


 

- Veteran Suicide Awareness Event- 

Post Commander Michael L. Emerson and Post Adjutant Jim Hodges at Calif State University, East Bay with the SVO (Student Veterans Organization) doing a “22 awareness” event and AMVETS recruiting.  We wanted to inform everyone about how about 22 veterans per day commit suicide. And make sure any student veterans know how we are here and how to get help. Hayward, California. Wednesday, 18 May 2016.


 

- U.S. Flag Certificate of Appreciation Award- 

Officers of AMVETS Hayward Post 911 presenting a framed Certificate of Appreciation during our monthly Post meeting to Mrs. Laura Korbas who is the owner of the AllState Building on Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley.  AMVETS is honoring and thanking Laura and her recently deceased veteran husband, Gary, for flying a U.S. Flag everyday in front of their building. Photo taken Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hayward, CA. Thursday, 7 April 2016.


 

- Law Enforcement Award Ceremony- 

Officers of AMVETS Hayward Post 911 presenting a framed Certificate of Appreciation Award during their Post meeting. Also included in the photos are Assemblyman Bill Quirk and Hayward City Council member Elisa Marquez. Photo #1: Alameda County Sheriff Detective Shaun Corey. Photo #2: CHP Officer Michael Parks. Photo #3: Hayward Police Officer Inspector John Lage. They were selected for AMVETS yearly Award for their outstanding Law Enforcement service to the community. In addition, all three are U.S. Military veterans.  Photos taken at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hayward, CA. Thursday, 7 April 2016.


 


- Northern Area Meeting-Winter 2016 -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 was asked to host this quarter's meeting at our Veteran's Building.  We were honored to answer the call.  At 9am we had breakfast snacks, donated Starbucks coffee, juices, etc... At 10am we started the meeting, the meeting went very well and had 34 AMVETS attend, our Post's Honor Guard did an excellent job Posting and Retiring the Colors.  We also visited the Hayward 9/11 Memorial (www.Hayward911Memorial.com) which is one of Post 911 post programs, that is just about 200ft behind our veterans building.  At about 12noon the meeting ended and we had a very tasty Mexican lunch with grilled chicken, pork, rice, beans, cookies, sodas, water, etc....   Many Dept. Officers attended including Dept. Commander Terry McCarty (in photo on right at the Memorial).  Job well done by our Northern Area Commander Gene Clements.  Hayward, California.  Saturday, 13 February 2016.


 

- Flag Certificate of Appreciation Award Ceremony -

Officers of AMVETS Hayward Post 911 presenting a framed Certificate of Appreciation during our monthly Post meeting at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hayward, CA to Kenneth A. Kremer who is the broker and owner of Kremer & Company Realtors.  AMVETS is honoring and thanking Ken for flying a huge U.S. Flag everyday in front of this business on Redwood Rd. in Castro Valley, CA.  Thursday, 7 January 2016.

 


 

 

 

 

                   

 

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