POST 911 PHOTOS / 2016

                   

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- 2016 OAKLAND TOWN BALL -

AMVETS Commander Michael L. Emerson, Post member John McPartland and Post 2nd Vice Commander Heather Reyes Presented the Colors at the OAKLAND TOWN BALL which was put on by COMCAST to benefit the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland. At the Rotunda in Oakland, California on Friday, 2 December 2016.


 

- COMMANDER MICHAEL EMERSON RECEIVES COUNTY SUPERVISORS AWARD -

AMVETS Commander Michael L. Emerson was asked to attend the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Meeting. He was then presented a framed Certificate of Appreciation form Supervisor and Army Vietnam Veteran Richard Valle thanking Michael for all of his volunteer/donated work helping veterans, the community and designing and building local Memorials. Oakland, California on 22 November 2016.


 

- MASH PETROLEUM U.S. FLAG AWARD -

AMVETS Officers and members presented MASH Petroleum Owner/President Mo Mashhoon and General Manager Hoss Mohseni a "Flag Certificate" to thank them for flying a US Flag properly and respectfully at both of their locations. Presented at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, California on 3 November 2016.


 

- VIETNAM 50th YEAR COMMEMORATION -

AMVETS Commander Michael L. Emerson (center) presented AMVETS members and Vietnam Veterans Sal Attinello (left) and Alan Cook (right) a 50th year Commemoration Certificate and Lapel Pin and thanked them for their Service during the Vietnam War. At the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, California on 6 October 2016.


 

- 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 POST 911 AT THE HAYWARD AUTO SHOW -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 members Domingo Cardoza, Heather Reyes, and Michael L. Emerson at the Hayward Auto Show. We were informing the people there about the AMVETS Organization and recruiting new veteran members in Hayward, California on 10 September 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.

 

 

- 2016 AMVETS NATIONAL CONVENTION in RENO, NEVADA -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Life Member and Post Commander Michael L. Emerson went to the 72nd AMVETS National Convention in Reno, Nevada. While there he was able to meet and spend time with a lot of the National Officers and Staff. Michael also meet many Department (State) Officers and members from all over the USA. Plus Michael met the new AMVETS Spokesperson and Gold Star Daughter actress Kerry Cahill whose father was killed at the Fort Hood shooting. Reno, Nevada on 7-13 August 2016.


 

- HONOR GUARD FUNERAL SERVICE -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Honor Guard members John McPartland (left), Michael L. Emerson (center) and Ron Galvan (right), with helpers and Michael L. Emerson's sons Nickolas (far left-US Flag) and Tyler (far right-Navy Flag). The honor guard decided to let the boys attend and help, to further their love of Country and to grow their respect for Veterans. We did the funeral at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward to honor a deceased Navy Veteran in Hayward, CA on 30 July 2016.


 

 

- 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.

 


 

 

- 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 !
 

 

- 2016 VETERAN OF THE YEAR * CHUCK KADLECEK -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Life Member Chuck Kadlecek (US Marine WWII and Iwo Jima Battle Survivor) was recommended by Post Commander Michael L. Emerson as the 2016 VETERAN OF THE YEAR. Chuck was selected for the honor by our local State Assemblyman Bill Quirk. I volunteered to drive Chuck to the State Capital Building in Sacramento for the awards luncheon. Chuck's son Tim (in blue shirt) met us there. Also we got a chance to meet Korean War Navy Cross recipient William "Denny" Weisgerber during the luncheon in Sacramento, CA on 29 June 2016.


 








-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


 

- ARMED FORCES DAY IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911'S Color Guard was asked to Present the Colors and Post Commander Michael L. Emerson and Post Member and Pearl Harbor Survivor Mickey Ganitch both spoke about Armed Forced Day. At the Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in San Jose, California on 21 May 2016.


 

- 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.

 

- VISITING SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY NATIONAL [VETERAN'S] CEMETERY -

AMVETS Hayward Post 911 Commander Michael L. Emerson went to visit this really beautiful and tranquil veteran's national cemetery. I was very nice and has many American Heroes buried there in Gustine, California on 27 February 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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