Petaluma Post 1929 in the Community
VFW Post 1929 is involved in many projects in Petaluma and surrounding communities. The Post volunteers and works with other veteran and civic organization benefiting education, the environment, and civic projects throughout the community.
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Here are some of the things we do
Annual Memorial Day Ceremony - Post 1929 participates in Petaluma’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony, honoring all veterans, in Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave. The ceremony includes the traditional Avenue of the Flags. The event is free and all are welcome.
Post 1929 Fundraiser Breakfast - The Post Host several fundraising breakfasts annually with the july 4 breakfast being the most well known. The Fourth of july Breakfast starts with a month long ticket sals drive in June. If you stop by CVS during the month you will see the VFW table. The Post serves homemade French toast, eggs, sausage, pastries, coffee and juice. It's delicious and what a great way to kick off 4th of July. Breakfast is served at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building at 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Throughout the year there are other fundraiser breakfast that bring out friend and supporters andVFW generate funds for VFW projects.
Post 1929 provides financial aid to Veterans, and their families throughout Sonoma County - Post 1929 offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief when times get tough, Post 1929 is there for Sonoma Counties veterans. During the North Bay Wildfires the Post provided much needed relief and shelter in Sonoma County. The Post had a evacuation facility that housed more than 430 people.
Provides support, and participates in the Petaluma Veterans Day Parade - Petaluma proudly hosts the largest Veteran’s Day Parade north of the Golden Gate. The Petaluma Veterans Day Parade & Flyover on November 11 is dedicated to remembering the men and women who set aside their civilian pursuits to serve our nation's cause, defending our freedom and preserving our American heritage.
The Post sponsor Boy Scout Troop 7 in Petaluma - The post sponsors Boy Scout Troop 7 and Venture Crew 98 in Petaluma. Troop 7 currently has over 35 scouts and 10 adult leaders and is a of the Miwok District in the Redwood Empire Council. Post members and Scouts often work together on many community service projects and fundraisers.
The Post Makes weekly visits to Veterans in hospitals, and Rehabilitation Centers - Members of Post 1929 make weekly visits to hospitals and rehabilitation facilities in the area giving aid and support to those veterans who are unable to get out.
Veteran Advisory Committees in Sonoma County - The Post is a member of the Veterans Advisory Committee of Sonoma County and works closely with other Veterans Organizations in the community on several issues facing local veterans.
Voice of Democracy - Petaluma VFW Post 1929 hosts The Voice of Democracy Dinner once a year that provides scholarship to Junior, and Senior High Students, and honors the Police, and Fireman of the year The Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) is proud to present the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program. Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.
Recent Activities in the Community
Members of VFW Post 1929 gave out Buddy Poppies over the Memorial Day Weekend to remind folks of the sacrifices that have been made.
Post 1929 member Bob Tuttle led a team from Rebuilding Together Petaluma assisting a vet with home improvements. Rebuilding Together strives to bring together volunteers and businesses to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Petaluma.