Articles by author: Veterans Foundation

On Memorial Day, Obama Honors Sacrifices Of Service Members

By Veterans Foundation on May 25, 2015 at 05:01 PM in Memorial Day

Americans are paying tribute today, Memorial Day, to the sacrifices of service members in the nation's earliest conflicts and the newest.

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HONORING WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

HONORING WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
By Veterans Foundation on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:26 AM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Do you know a woman who is a veteran or is currently active duty or otherwise enlisted? The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation is presenting the annual free Veterans Weekend concert in Santa Barbara to honor our nation’s military veterans and current personnel.

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Anacapa Students Honor The Boys Who Stormed Normandy

By Veterans Foundation on Sep 08, 2014 at 08:40 AM in D Day Event, Normandy, France, June 2014, WW II

Anacapa School has a long history of honoring veterans. On every Veterans Day, our school is in session to take advantage of community events honoring veterans and to be able to invite speakers onto our campus to share their experiences as veterans with our students and teachers. Two men who have made numerous appearances at Anacapa in the past were recently honored on May 8 by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, in collaboration with The Channel City Club, for their service 70 years ago as paratroopers, who dropped in behind enemy lines during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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PCVF Supports Sea Cadets in Flagship Competition

By Veterans Foundation on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Sea Cadets and staff of AIRPAC Squadron participated in the 2014 Annual Pacific Southwest Region 11 Flagship Competition at Area 33, Camp Pendleton.

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Event: Women in the Military

Event: Women in the Military
By Veterans Foundation on Jul 09, 2014 at 12:38 PM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Celebrates Women in the Military

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Calling All Female Veterans & Active Duty to be Part of Free Concert on November 9, 2014

By Veterans Foundation on Jun 27, 2014 at 08:30 AM in Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Veterans

The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation presents a free concert each year in Santa Barbara to honor our nation’s military veterans and current personnel. Board member Marilyn Gilbert produces the concert each year during Veterans Day weekend. It is a musical tribute and performed by full orchestra, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, speakers and more.

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Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014
By Veterans Foundation on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM in Memorial Day 2014, Veterans Events in Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, May 26, 2014 • 10 am – 11 am, Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, Free

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Pilots Dedicate Garden, Celebrate History Museum of Flight Display Honors Women Fliers

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:39 PM in WW II

One hundred years of women’s aviation history was celebrated Saturday at the Santa Maria Museum of Flight as the Ninety-Nines Memorial Garden was dedicated.

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Remembering a Golden Age

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:36 PM in WW II

The war in the south pacific had begun to turn in favor of the allies. United States Navy Lt. Commander James P. Miller sat, feet strapped in, nervously at his anti-aircraft gun, waiting for the next wave of Japanese suicide planes to attack. Men scurried about high above on the flight deck, recovering aircraft and preparing to launch more. The date was October 30th, 1944 and the Belleau Wood was patrolling with her task group east of Leyte. The ship had been named for a location near Chateau Thierry, France, where U.S. Marines had fought a fierce battle in World War I, on June 6, 1918.

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History of Brooks

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans

Originally established as the Brooks Institute of Photography, Brooks Institute has a longstanding history that began when Ernest Brooks, Sr., founded the school in 1945 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Brooks, who served in the army air force during World War II as a procurement officer, developed a training program for bomber gunners in which he had them use cameras to “shoot” fighter planes, and the filmed results could then be evaluated.

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