Category Events

Memorial Day in photos

On Monday, communities throughout the state took a moment to honor veterans. CalVet staff took part in many events to help pay tribute to all Americans who have died in war. Here’s a look at some of the day’s photos.      

Memorial Day events & a message from CalVet’s Secretary

On Monday, we honor the memory of all the men women who died in service to our nation. Watch this video message from CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Memorial Day Events Californians will have many opportunities to pay their respects at events held throughout the state. From the 129th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Los Angeles […]

World War I exhibit opens in downtown Sacramento

A new history exhibit provides a rare glimpse of World War I through artifacts and photographs of California soldiers who served. The exhibit, hosted by the California Military Department and the California State Library, includes personal diaries and photographs from the time, as well as recruiting posters, period arms, uniforms, and division flags. California in World […]

Annual Memorial Day Event at Igo is a proud tradition

More than 500 people are expected to attend  the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at CalVet’s Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The event has become a proud tradition for staff and the local community. “Memorial Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our […]

“Reading of the Names” honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Every Memorial Day, a group of Vietnam veterans and community members spends a day at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, reading the name, branch of service, and hometown of every veteran inscribed on its granite walls. It’s a way to honor each individual and to ensure that all of the men and women who were […]

Nurses Week: Honoring those who serve California’s veterans

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — West Los Angeles In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, we shine the spotlight on two of CalVet’s extraordinary nurses and we salute all nurses who serve veterans in the Golden State. In 2004, Dubraka “Dee” Labovic packed her things and traveled from Serbia to Tennessee […]

Honoring CalVet employees during Public Service Recognition Week: May 6-12, 2018

At CalVet, we’re proud to serve the more than 1.7 million veterans who call California home. This week, we celebrate our dedicated CalVet team who make this possible. For many of our employees, this is more than a job – it’s also a personal mission.

Video: Team Depot volunteers rehab our vets home in Yountville

Our 134-year-old campus in Yountville got a makeover last week from over 200 volunteers as part of the Home Depot Foundation’s pledge to support veterans. CalVet Undersecretary Russell Atterberry was on hand to see the renovations and thank the folks from Home Depot, Tug McGraw Foundation, Solano and Napa Habitat for Humanity and the Center […]

A special day for Tug McGraw Foundation, Veterans Home of California

Last week, hundreds of volunteers turned out to make some needed improvements at our Yountville Veterans Home. They helped to upgrade kitchens, install a new batting cage at the historic Cleve Borman field, expand a chicken coop, and plant new crops at the Tug McGraw Brain Food Garden. The Tug McGraw Foundation organized the event […]

Volunteers rehab kitchens, build batting cage at Yountville Veterans Home

Say goodbye to that old, leaky sink and say hello to new appliances, countertops and cabinets! Thanks to the hard work of more than 200 volunteers from companies like Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and many others, residents at the California Veterans Home in Yountville will soon enjoy updated kitchens in 10 domiciliaries across the sprawling […]