Category Veteran Memorial

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.

Donate a wreath or volunteer to help for Wreaths Across America Day

“A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans this holiday season, join CalVet and Wreaths Across America for a wreath-laying ceremony next month at our California Veterans Cemeteries […]

Fallen heroes to be honored Saturday at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park is a tribute to our fallen heroes. It’s one way we honor the service and sacrifice of Californians who were killed or missing in action, or who died from causes related to their service in Vietnam. This Saturday, Oct. 14, CalVet and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial […]

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.

Korean Government Medal Honors Korean War Veterans

Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the “Ambassador for Peace” medal If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to men and women who served in […]

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 […]

CalVet honors California Marine killed in the Battle of Tarawa, World War II

Marine Corps Pfc. George B. Murray, 20, of Oceano, killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II, will be buried August 18 in Arroyo Grande. In November 1943, Murray was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of […]

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 […]