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December 27, 2016

Everyday Heroes

People!  Listen Up!

The Geffen Playhouse hosted a program for Veterans.  Over several months, the vets wrote up and rehearsed dramatic TED Talks style presentations of their many and varied experiences. 

The Geffen offered tickets to this presentation FOR FREE!  Our dear friends Toby and Bob alerted us to the event. We registered for tickets, had dinner at Goran’s DIVINO, and went to the Geffen.  The first sign we were in for a spectacular evening - there was not a vacant seat in the house.

The program was truly great.  Nine incredibly funny and heartfelt stories filling the house and our eyes and ears with love, humor, tragedy, warmth, understanding and irony.

I have to assume you feel like me…no desire to go out at night and brave the choked streets to get to a theatrical presentation only to be presented with something strange and unworthy of the effort.

This is personal theater.  Connected theater.  Connected to veterans in a way that makes you feel close to them, appreciative of them and mostly a part of the whole grand design.  We pay (taxes…) but they serve.  So time spent listening like this brings us inside, up close and personal….

LOOK FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE REPEATED NEXT YEAR…with new stories presented by new vets…DON’T MISS IT…

~V4V



November 10, 2016

VA Parade Friday, November 11



As part of its commitment to serving veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will hold the Los Angeles Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov 11. 

In addition to honoring service and stimulating public support for veterans and their families in the Greater L.A. region, the Parade will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. "America's Parade: LA" will take place November 11th (Veterans Day) on the West L.A. Veterans Affairs Campus, featuring veterans, active duty military personnel, high school and college band members, and supporters of our military. 

Stepping off at 11:00 a.m., parade marchers will advance southeast on Bonsall Avenue, passing a grandstand just beyond Wilshire Boulevard before completing a one mile route. The community is invited and encouraged to come out and line the route to show its support and help honor the brave men and women who serve and protect our nation. 

Groups and individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities, participating in the parade or volunteering to work on the parade are urged to visit AmericasParade.org/LA or email sstone@mva.lacounty.gov.


October 20, 2016

Stand Down 2016

We just returned back to Brentwood from the Second Annual Stand Down at the WLA VA.