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February 18, 2014 > Veterans hold special honors ceremony

Veterans hold special honors ceremony

Submitted By Michael L. Emerson

American Veterans (AMVETS) Hayward Post 911 held a special event on February 6, at the PostÕs location, Hayward Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hayward.

The event was a special ceremony to honor Army General Garrett Yee and ÒArmy NCO of the YearÓ Sgt First Class Jason Manella, who formally joined AMVETS Hayward Post #911.

At the ceremony were approximately 85 veterans, citizens, fire fighters and community leaders, including: Mayor pro temp of Hayward Mark Salinas and City of Hayward Council members; Post 911 member Greg Jones; Francisco Zermeno; Marvin Peixoto; Barbara Halliday; Al Mendall; Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Post 911 member and Superintendent/ CEO of the Hayward Unified School District Stan Dobbs; Post 911 member Jason McCartney representing Congressman Swalwell; Post 911 member and BART Board of Director John McPartland; East Bay Municipal Utility District Director Frank Mellon; Maria Henderson representing State Senator Ellen Corbett, and Phil Abraham representing Assemblyman Bill Quirk.

Hayward Mayor pro temp Mark Salinas presented both General Yee and SFC Manella with framed certificates of recognition from the City of Hayward.

AMVETS is a veterans support organization that is open to all honorably discharged veterans. For more information about AMVETS Hayward Post 911, please visit

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