5/30/22 – City of Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony

The City will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 30th, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. A Commanding Officer from Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion will speak and pay tribute to our military fallen.

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5/29/22 – Honor Troops at Northwood Memorial

Honor fallen troops by lighting a remembrance candle and completing wall rubbings of names at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. City staff will be on-site May 29th to assist guests from 4 to 6 p.m.

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2021 Food Drives

Michelle De La Cruz and George Terlaak volunteer monthly to help with Irvine’s food drive. Michelle drives to Camp Pendleton each month to help with a food drive for the Wounded Warrior Battalion. 

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5/31/21 – National Poppy Day

The poppy thrived in Europe After World War I. Beautiful red poppies started growing in the dirt and mud in France and Belgium. Scientists attributed the growth to the soil being supplemented with lime from the rubble left by the war. The red poppy came to symbolize the bloodshed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.” The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D.…

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5/17/21 – New meeting location – Knowlwood Restaurant

Until we are able to secure a permanent meeting location after all pandemic related restrictions are lifted, our post meeting location will be at Knowlwood Restaurant (14952 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine) off Sand Canyon and I-5.  Our next meeting (also the first meeting after the pandemic lock-down), will be on Monday, June 7th, at 6pm at Knowlwood Restaurant.  Please come join us and have dinner as well!  Please bring a…

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American Legion Employment Forum in DC

An employment forum on Feb. 24 is scheduled in conjunction with The American Legion Washington Conference at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW. Events include workshops on financial literacy and résumé building; a networking lunch; and a hiring fair sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes. Workshops will take place in the morning. A business networking lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1…

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New Fisher House Dedicated in California

More than 400 veterans, families, community groups and VA employees attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 19 in celebration of the new Fisher House at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. The 14,000 square-foot Fisher House will house up to 16 families a night.  Fisher House Southern California Inc. was established four years ago to meet the funding requirements for a Fisher House at the Long Beach VA. The group is…

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