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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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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Veterans Day Parade

Sunday, November 10 11am-1pm Fisherman’s Wharf FREE 99th Annual Veterans’ Day Parade — Honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces. The parade starts on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, traveling north-west on The Embarcadero to Jefferson Street, then west on Jefferson Street past the review stand on Jefferson Street near Leavenworth Street. Parade units will disband at the […]

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Performance Workshops Series For Veterans

September 11-December 18 Wednesday Workshops 6:30-9pm Room 212 Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco Free info@echotheatersuitcase.com echotheatersuitcase.com Facebook: @echotheatersuitcase Just drop by on any Wednesday…  EchoTheaterSuitcase free workshop series brings together Veterans and non-Veteran Allies in workshops that promote comfort in self-expression and public speaking.  Drop in or attend the whole series. ETS workshops focus on relationship building, creative […]

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Veterans Film Festival

8th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival November 2-3 Saturday & Sunday Koret Aduitorium SF Public Library 100 Larkin St, SF FREE Admission The Veterans Film Festival provides a unique forum for veterans to find expression, healing, and community while increasing the public’s awareness of the multitude of challenges facing our nation’s military veterans. These powerful independent films explore complex […]

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Chinese Americans In WWII

November 2, Saturday, 9-3:30Called To Rise SymposiumNovember 3, SundayRededication, Lunch, ExhibitFree Tickets: Vets & Their FamiliesPublic/CHSA Members Tickets Called To Rise: Chinese Americans’ Involvement in World War II a two-day symposium, November 2-3 hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). The symposium explores Chinese Americans’ extensive involvement in the war effort during World War II. Military historians and […]

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