Category Minority Veterans

A Veterans Day message from CalVet

Hear from Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, as he shares what Veterans Day means to him and to all of us at CalVet.

Reaching Out to Native American Veterans

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani is meeting with Native American tribes throughout California in an effort to ensure that Native American veterans are receiving access to the benefits they have earned through their service. He met with Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, and other Native American veterans on Oct. 23 in […]

CalVet provides support for veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Veterans are often disproportionately represented among those ‘at risk’ of homelessness every year, and on any given night, more than 9,600 veterans experience homelessness in California. Despite their service to our country, some have not found their footing in the civilian world and have found themselves on the streets. Additionally, of the approximately 104,000 extremely […]

Hear from the sculptor of the American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Memorial statue

Longtime sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg discusses the new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

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.

American Indian & Alaska Native Veterans Memorial model on display at CalVet

Visitors to CalVet headquarters have the opportunity to view the model of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture design, which was selected by the official American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Committee, was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg and titled “The Gift.” The planned […]

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 […]