of the California State Military Reserve join with parade
participants prior to the start of the San Jose Rose, White
and Blue parade.
military does respect love and peace... but by the same token,
they're here to protect the country and the world." says
Mike Frangadakis, Veterans Foundation Founder in an interview
with local reporters.
Ted Albright, Veterans Foundation Founder Mike Frangadakis
and additional members
of the California's State Military Reserve join Santa Clara
County Commissioner Mike Wasserman, Los Gatos Mayor Marcia
Jensen and members of the Los Gatos Town Council in the
Los Gatos tribute to our flag ceremony at Oak Meadow Park.
Ryan Hall who recently returned from his fifth deployment
to the Middle East and now serves veterans in the local VA
addresses Los Gatos audiences at the July 4th Celebration
at Oak Meadow Park.
Foundation Founder Michael Frangadakis shares with the citizens
of Los Gatos the importance of a memorial.
J Fisher Middle School Essay Winners Along with Veterans Memorial
& Support Foundation Board Members. L to R: Student Joseph Chadwick,
Student Jake Stimson, Veteran MG Kent Hillhouse, Student Gwendolyn
Erdosh, Foundation Founder Mike Frangadakis, Student Aida Raza,
Veteran Dr. Clyde Horn
Memorial & Support Foundation joined Kiwanis members, Kiwanis
President and Veterans Foundation Board Member Clyde Horn PhD, 150
artisans and crafters at the Fiesta de Artes 2013 celebration held
at Civic Center in Los Gatos. Pictured left to right are Board members
Mike Frangadakis, Ellen Manzo, Gil Decker and Bob Whittaker. Approximately
4000+ local residents attended the festivities and had the opportunity
to learn about the Veterans Foundation, its mission and plan to erect
a memorial that commemorates freedom and honors those who have given
so much to America.
Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation chose July 4, 2013 to successfully
launch its outreach campaign and announce its plan at the Town of
Los Gatos' July 4th festivities. Standing left to right are Foundation
volunteers: Board Treasurer BJ Tucker, Ralph Perkuhn (back row), Former
Assistant Secretary of the Army Gilbert Decker, Clyde Horn PhD., Former
Town of Los Gatos Police Chief Duino Giordano (back row), Heidi Herz,
Board VP Robert Whittaker (back row) and Former 19th Secretary of
the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey.
Board Member, Major General Kent Hillhouse, U.S. Army,
Retired performed the pinning of the Purple Heart for
Alex Hussey with family and staff present at a beautiful
ceremony in the Palo Alto VA Hospital Healing Garden.
In reflecting on the experience, General Hillhouse offered
"Todays young warriors are no different than
their Grandfathers and Great Grandfathers. They do their
duty and are proud of their sacrifices. I am always
humbled to be in their presence."
Veterans Memorial and Support Foundation at the Veterans
Resources Fair in Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose!
outstanding day as we support our veterans at the Veteran's
3, 2012 - Foundation President Mike Frangadakis, signs
Articles of Incorporation for the Foundation.
Frangadakis is joined by Foundation Attorney Michael Bays,
Board Member, Ellen Manzo, for the inaugural signing.
Memorial & Support Foundation of Los Gatos