Chaplain Fred McDonald & The McDonald Peace Windows

WWII National WWII Museum, September 21, 2022, Kimberly Guise, International Peace Day focuses on building a peaceful and prosperous future. The exhibition Remembered Light spotlights the McDonald Peace Windows and how one chaplain’s remembrances of destruction were woven into new, imaginative works of art out of the ruins and devastation of war. “Days of war are hard times and breed many […]

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Remembered Light: The McDonald WWII Peace Windows

Remembered Light — The McDonald WindowsAugust 28-November 20Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-6pmVeterans Gallery SF401 Van Ness Ave. Ste 102 San Francisco, CA 94102Contact: Interfaith Presidio interfaithpresidio.org/ “…Chaplain McDonald’s family commissioned 13 artists to create what are now known as the “McDonald Windows”, a collection of stained glass windows and other glass art pieces, representing a universal hope for peace. In 1999, the Interfaith Center at the […]

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Waging Peace Exhibit Thru 8/14

The war in Vietnam, the 60’s, the draft, the resistance, the protests, the movement in San Francisco and beyond. Check out a free exhibit at the San Francisco Veterans Building Waging Peace in Vietnam: US Soldiers & Veterans Who Opposed the War. It explores the courage and creativity – and true patriotism – of GIs in their opposition to the […]

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Waging Peace: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War

June 29 – August 14Wednesdays – Sundays1-6pmFree admission During the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of GIs stepped out of formation. Some refused orders to Vietnam. Some joined anti-war organizations. Some demonstrated against the war.  Some deserted to Canada and elsewhere. Some organized within the military. Some started underground newspapers. Some scribbled graffiti.  Some worked in anti-war coffee houses.  Some […]

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Veterans Gallery Re-Opening

World War 1: US Army's segregated 366th Infantry Officers: Abbott, Lowe, Fisher, White. National Archives

Celebrate The Veterans Gallery Grand Re-opening & Black History Exhibit Wednesday, January 12, 4-7pm FREE RSVP: Courtney Ellington, 415 535-8593, Courtney.Ellington@OVOVSF.org Veterans Building Room 102401 Van Ness Avenue, SFCA

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Waging Peace In Vietnam: Veterans Gallery

So sorry this traveling exhibit has cancelled their San Francisco presentation. For more information please go to wagingpeaceinvietnam.com Exhibit informationU.S. Soldiers & Veterans Who Opposed The WarCancelled March 17–April 22nd, Tuesday–Saturday, 1-5pmSan Francisco Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Avenue During America’s War in Vietnam, tens of thousands of GIs and veterans created a robust movement in opposition to the war. […]

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Joe Rosenthal: Iwo Jima Flag Raising

It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, and photographer Joe Rosenthal was right in the middle of it. It was on the fifth day of that battle, on Feb. 23, 1945, when Rosenthal captured the most iconic photograph of World War II. The image, which was published two days later on the front page of newspapers across the […]

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Violins Of Hope, A Journey Of Heroism, Healing, & Humanity

Veterans Gallery Exhibit January 16–March 13, 2020 Tuesdays 1–5pm Violins Of Hope features surviving instruments from the World War Two extermination camp orchestras. Some instruments are in use in concerts around the Bay Area or in the Wisley Center, 4th Floor, Veterans Building. PBS documentry: Violins of Hope Instruments From The Holocaust. An exhibition featuring the Violins of Hope is open […]

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