LB Branch NAACP to Host a Special Tribute For Veterans, November 18

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LB Branch NAACP to Host a Special Tribute For VeteransThe NAACP Long Beach Branch will conduct a special tribute to Veterans on November 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Ernest McBride Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90801. We are asking veterans, and family and friends of those on active duty to please attend. The purpose of this event is to thank the men and women who served our country and to keep the stories, issues and plight our veterans face every day in our conscience. In addition, the Long Beach Branch NAACP is thanking the veterans and their families for the sacrifices they make for the security of our country. This meeting is open to the public.

The following will be honored in our program: John Walter, he served in the army protecting our country, he also owns Papa’s Chocolates. He will be joined by Dr. Douglas Robinson, the Vice President of Student Services at Cal State University of Long Beach, he served in the army.  Dr. Frederick James, who served as a Major in the Army Medical Corp and is a  retired Pediatric Cardiologist.  Frank Clark, the former Chair of the Long Beach Water Commission, who served as a Captain in the army and is a well known community supporter.  Ernest McBride Jr., son of the founder of the LB NAACP, was an Electronic Engineer  for the Navy at the ship yards and served in the army.   Max Hernandez, a lead soloist at Crystal Cathedral Church, will perform Patriotic songs  .

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, in response to injustice that many Americans confronted solely because of race.  Today, the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the world, continues to focus major efforts at increasing voter empowerment, educational excellence and individual responsibility, thus creating an infrastructure for economic and social development and new effective ways to develop young leaders.

For additional information, contact the LB Branch NAACP at (562)856-7586.


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