Wounded veterans to be honored here tonight

Event at Veterans Memorial Building to award grants

Five seriously injured veterans will be awarded grants tonight from proceeds raised at a benefit concert last October at Wente Vineyards.

The concert, held to support the ongoing needs of wounded veterans in the Tri-Valley, was a broad-based effort by Pleasanton Military Families and local veterans' organizations with a host of corporate sponsors.

George Bowen, the concert's director, said those to be honored are Mariela Meylan, Cristian Valle, Rachelle Renaud, Frankie Stoneham and Jordan Chase.

Another wounded warrior, Marine Staff Sergeant Jason Ross, received his grant Feb. 17 in San Diego because his medical condition will not allow him to travel to Pleasanton for Friday's program.

The event, which will start at 7 p.m., will include a presentation ceremony and an informal buffet dinner and costs $15.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 in Pleasanton, Pleasanton Military Families, American Legion Post 237 in Pleasanton and the Valley Veterans Foundation are collaborating in promoting and organizing the event.


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Posted by Leslie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

Does anyone know how I can buy a ticket?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

This will be a great event, and a joy to see these veterans honored.

Hope you can join us.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

You can pay at the door, RSVP here with how many are coming, and please bring cash to pay at the door. We will not do credit cards


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Thank you for serving the USA! VIVA Veterans! VIVA!

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Posted by Praise be to Cholo
a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Thank you for always contributing excellent insights married with your unique wit. You make the PW better.

Viva Veterans, indeed. All gave some. Some gave all.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm


Do you mean that your organization is unfortunately unable to handle credit cards and that you are sorry for any inconvenience that it may cause?


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