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Veterans of Foreign Wars honoring 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team

All former members, their families, surviving family members and the public are invited to attend Veterans Day event in San Juan Bautista.

Sommer Salinas and VFW Honor Guard. Photo courtesy Sommer Salinas.

San Benito Lifestyle

Girl Scout sets up museum at Veterans Memorial Building

Sommer Salinas earns Gold Award for her work to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.

Veterans Day Parade in 2016. Photo by John Chadwell.

Veterans Day Parade set for November 11

This year all San Benito County WWII Veterans will be honored as Grand Marshals at the 17th annual event.


Schools & Education

Ramone Covarrubias wins first place VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay competition

Seventh grader Ramone Covarrubias wrote the winning essay for the VFW Patriot's Pen competition in San Benito County and read it before VFW members. His essay will go on to compete against other California entries.


Honoring more than 1 million who have died

Community comes together to honor fellow citizens who died in the nation's wars

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Children and Youth

Annual VFW Easter egg hunt Saturday

VFW-sponsored event at Vets' Park is open to children ages 2 to 10 years old


Sports & Recreation

VFW Post 9242 erects new sign for Babe Ruth Baseball

VFW Post 9242 funds and erects new sign promoting the league at Veterans' Memorial Park


Children and Youth

Veterans donate money, labor to build new deck for Chamberlain’s Children Center

VFW Post 2942 uses proceeds from golf tournament and their time to build new deck for the center

Photos by Mathew Morrison

Children and Youth

Chamberlain’s students get patriotic lesson

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars post raise a flag for the first time at the school

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A hero’s welcome for local veterans

San Benito County residents, family turn out in force to welcome soldiers returning from combat regions

The Moving Wall pulls into the lot across from Dunn Park as volunteers wait.

A moving memorial to Vietnam vets comes to Dunne Park

The Moving Wall, a memorial to Vietnam Veterans, will be in Dunne Park through the weekend

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Children and Youth

VFW easter egg hunt at Vet’s Park

Annual event allows children from 2 to 10 the chance to collect eggs a day ahead of Easter

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Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade to Include Miss California

13th annual event features installation of banners honoring active-duty personnel

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista elections forum Monday, Oct. 6

Event to feature city council candidates, discussion of local and state issues

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Veterans honored at Memorial Day ceremony

Annual commemoration pays homage to those who served