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CVMF Newsletter-June 2024

Updated: Jul 3

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Campbell Vets Newsletter - June 2024
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Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation


To our veterans, donors, and partners, the Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation (CVMF) is pleased to present this Newsletter about the Foundation’s activities, plans, and important events for 2024.

Our Mission

CVMF’s Mission is to honor and support local veterans.
We raise awareness of their contributions to this nation and our community, provide college scholarships and educational opportunities, and maintain this elegant Memorial that reflects our eternal respect and admiration for their service.
Please help CVMF achieve our Mission.
Mail donation checks to PO Box 622, Campbell, CA 95009
CVMF is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. EIN: 26-1545857

Memorial Day Celebration

May 27, 2024

The day broke sunny, magnolia-scented, and warm; a perfect backdrop for the united community. The universe graced the respectful audience, a diverse mix of young and old, civilians, veterans, and respected local political leaders who gathered to express their shared appreciation for the local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice serving this great nation.
Master of Ceremonies and Gold Star Father Ken Estep managed the well-attended proceedings by initiating the Pledge of Allegiance and the posting of the Colors by the Campbell Union High School Marine Corps Jr. ROTC. The National Anthem was supplemented with reverential songs by the Mission Valley Chapter of the Sweet Adelines Chorus and capped by a memorable Invocation by Reverend John Sullivan.

This exceptional Memorial Day celebration was punctuated by heartfelt comments from an esteemed cast of luminaries who honored CVMF with their presence. The Honorable Susan Landry, Campbell's Mayor, reminded folks of the city’s strong history of honoring its veterans. Subsequently, the Honorable Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Board President, inspired the audience with a review of the war-time contributions of her father, a “Paid-in-Full” Member of America’s Greatest Generation.
State Senator Dave Cortese’s remarks added profound honor and respect to the affair with his sage comments about the meaning of Memorial Day, while Keynote Speaker U.S. Army Brigadier General Steven B. McLaughlin, former Commanding General, 100th Training Division, concluded the remarks with his authentic representation of what America owes to our veterans in Campbell and the United States.

Brigadier General McLaughlin


Special thanks and salutations to the Del Mar High School Band for the music and playing Taps, Post 99/809 of the American Legion for their 21-Gun Salute, and De Young Flowers for donating the Memorial Day Wreath.

Celebrate Campbell

April 20, 2024


The Campbell Chamber of Commerce Foundation reprised its much-anticipated celebration of Campbell and the grand people who contribute to our city’s towering image. The downtown venue at the Cannery allowed the Chamber to showcase a first-class schedule of entertainment, fine dining, and fun-filled community engagement.  The James Bond-themed affair gave the jovial assembly a rare opportunity to don elegant black ties and bejeweled evening dresses.
CVMF Board at Celebrate Campbell

The Chamber uses this classy event to celebrate 12 community movers and shakers. A few of the Honorees included Citizen of the Year Brooke Ramirez, Nancy Whitney of the Campbell Press, Juan Ortiz of the Santa Clara Fire Department, and our own Larry Maggio, CVMF Chairman. The dinner was an elegant affair and the ultimate networking occasion. Huge congrats to Ken Johnson, Teresa Stanko, and Kristen Frank, et al. We can’t wait for next year.

CVMF Marks 17 Years

Speaking of years, the Foundation just marked our 17th year of supporting local veterans, and we look forward to fulfilling our charter for another 17 years.  To help commemorate our extensive dedication, we ask all of our supporters to donate $17 to mark this auspicious milestone.
From all of us to all of you, thanks in advance

CVMF is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

EIN: 26-1545857

PO Box 622, Campbell, CA 95009

Anna Eshoo’s Service Academy Reception

 The 129th RQW   HH-60 Rescue Helicopter Squadron, Moffett Field
May 20, 2024
CVMF Chairman Emeritus Jim Free and President Harold Hervey had the distinct honor of “pressing the flesh” with a real-live local hero, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, District 16. This weighty forum showcased the academic achievements of 15 local students who were accepted to America’s military service schools; West Point, the Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval Academy. More than 150 well-wishers and proud parents attended this inspiring event at Moffett Field. It was a thing of beauty and joy forever to see those bright-eyed students - who represent the very best of America’s future leaders - get the accolades and recognition they richly deserve.


Thanks, Anna, for your many years of service and leadership.

We will miss you...dearly!

CVMF Schedule of 2024 Events - Mark Your Calendars


                        Octoberfest, 10/19 - 20             Veterans Day, 11/11


Annual Gala Celebration 11/16

This annual celebration gets a grand facelift and becomes an evening to remember. Great food, fun, prizes, entertainment, and an exciting new venue at West Valley College.   Circle this date on your calendars and stay tuned for more details/updates during the next few months.
Delectables and repast provided by TACO 'BOUT IT

CVMF works year-round to support our veterans in important ways beyond scholarships. Your help is appreciated by all.  

CVMF is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
EIN: 26-1545857
PO Box 622, Campbell, CA 95009

Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation PO Box 622 Campbell, CA 95009

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