Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Offers Guide On Ways to Celebrate the Sacrifice of Long Beach Veterans

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Looking for a special way to honor the sacrifice of our Long Beach veterans? Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske created a brochure that lists places to go, ways to volunteer, events, and activities which honors our local Long Beach Veterans.

Some of the places listed include the Lone Sailor Memorial, US Navy Memorial Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Grey Ghost Wall of Heroes, Immortal Chaplains Memorial Chapel, and the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center. Live events include this weekend’s Long Beach Veterans Day Parade and the December 15th commemoration of Wreaths Across America.

A direct way to honor those who gave all, is the Long Beach Hometown Heroes, a project sponsored by the Rosie the Riveter Foundation is included. The project was begun as a way to honor our armed forces members who gave their lives in service to our country. Today, family members can honor active duty service members by displaying a banner with their name, branch of service, and high school listed on it. The new brochure details how to participate.

Organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Administration Medical Center, and others that welcome volunteering or offer resources to veterans are listed in the three fold printed piece.

The brochures will be available at the 5th District Neighborhood Office and at the starting point of the upcoming Veterans Day Parade on November 10th. For more information, contact the office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932 or email

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