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Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Veterans Appreciation Day

March 1, 2009 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM

121st Anniversary Celebration of the Deed of 1888
The Los Angeles National Veterans Home

  John P. Jones  Arcadia de Baker
(1829 - 1912)  (1825 - 1912)

WHAT: “Veterans Appreciation Day.” A Patriotic Tribute by America's Military Veterans to Senator John P. Jones and Arcadia de Baker, Land Grantors of the Deed of 1888 for the National Veterans Home. The event is being Dedicated in Honor of General Eric K. Shinseki, the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

WHY:  To show appreciation for Land Grantors Jones and de Baker who gave this sacred land as a gift to our U.S. Government “to be permanently maintained as a National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.” Caroline Winston Barrie, a descendent of Arcadia de Baker, has proclaimed: "This gift was from Arcadia and Senator John Percival Jones for the sole purpose of providing Veterans with a place to heal from war."

WHO:  Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans. Hosted by American Legion Post 123 of Santa Monica. Please join this noble and patriotic occasion and enjoy Friendship and Refreshments.

WHERE:  On the hallowed grounds of the “Great Lawn” at the VA Greater West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, the Northeast Corner of Wilshire and San Vicente Boulevards, adjacent to the community of Brentwood. Plenty of free parking at the VA for this event.

The VA's address is : 
    11301 Wilshire Boulevard
     Los Angeles, CA 90073

    The event will be held on the north side of Wislhire at San Vicente Blvds, on the Great Lawn. 

WHEN:  Sunday, March 1st - 12:00 - 4:00 PM

© 2009 - Courtesy of "We the Veterans"