Category Events

Friday Open House: American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Memorial statue on display at CalVet

CalVet will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, for viewing a replica of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture, titled “the Gift,” was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg.

You Are Not Forgotten: California Remembers POWs and MIAs

Today, CalVet honors the memory of the many service men and women who were held as prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to raise […]

September 11th Memorial at Cal Expo Open to the Public Today

Every year on September 11th, we remember and honor the 2,977 people who were killed during the attacks on that day in 2001. Today, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring today Patriot Day in California and ordered all flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff.

Planning a Veterans Day event? Share it with us!

Each year, CalVet compiles a list of Veterans Day events taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017, consider submitting it for inclusion in our online calendar. To submit your Veterans Day event, send the following information to

New Veterans Resource Center opens at Crafton Hills College

Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California opened a new Veterans Resource Center on Friday, Aug. 18. The center provides a dedicated location where veterans can get the support they need to transition to college and civilian life, including academic support, counseling and financial aid assistance, as well as a comfortable space to meet other veterans. […]

Return of El Soldado

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 11 September 6th, please join us in welcoming El Soldado back to his home in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. Originally dedicated in 1951, the California Mexican American Veterans Memorial statue, known as El Soldado, serves as a testament to the service and contributions of all Hispanic/Latino veterans. Over the […]

Sights & Sounds from the 2017 California State Fair – Military & Veteran Appreciation Day

Beef ravioli or chicken pesto pasta? How about vegetarian Ratatouille? California’s bravest military cooks didn’t have much of a choice when it came to selecting their MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) at this year’s 2017 MRE Cooking Challenge, but they ultimately decided where they’d take it. Paired with veterans from different military branches, the cooks blindly selected […]

Help Shape California’s Future

California leadership should reflect the rich diversity of our state. Veteran appointments to State Boards or Commissions ensures the veteran community has a voice in state policy and it can be a very rewarding experience. As a member of a board or commission, a veteran can influence public policy and bring attention to veteran issues. But how […]

Home Depot Foundation spruces up Yountville Veterans Home

More than 300 executives, CEOs and business owners teamed up to volunteer for a day-long beautification project recently at CalVet’s Veterans Home in Yountville. Thanks to donations from the Home Depot Foundation, the Tug McGraw Foundation, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in Napa, and the local branch of Habitat for Humanity, the volunteers […]