Nominate a Veteran for Recognition

San Bernardino County, CA, October 1, 2013 - If you know a past or present member of the armed forces who is known for distinguished service, community involvement, or advocacy for veterans’ causes, consider recommending her or him for recognition. A Veterans Recognition Ceremony called “Heroes of the 8th” has been scheduled for November … [Read more...]

Opportunity to Donate to California Veterans Homes with 2011 CA State Income Tax Refunds

CA Dept of Veterans Affairs

Sacramento, CA, March 29, 2012, 8:00am - California Veterans Home advocates are asking taxpayers to consider donating to the California Veterans Home Fund when filing their 2011 California Income Tax Returns before April 17, 2012.  A simple check mark on your state income tax form this year can help veterans living in one of the California … [Read more...]

SB County Supervisors Approve Veteran Training Program

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2012, 3:00pm - The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our … [Read more...]

Veterans Sought for No-Cost Job Training

San Bernardino, CA, January 16, 2012, 8:00am - The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is seeking 50 veterans discharged from the military during the last four years to participate in free job training programs for local green industries. The deadline for veterans to complete their no-cost training and obtain a job certification is … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Moved Indoors Due to Possible Weather

Big Bear, Ca, November 8, 2011, 12:00pm - Due to possible cold weather storms this Friday, the American Legion Post 584 is moving the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, to the Big Bear Convention Center.  Post Commander Bill Wilson said the traditional celebration that honors America’s military veterans was being … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park


Big Bear, Ca May 28, 2011 12:00 pm - A special program commemorating Memorial Day and the sacrifices made by United States military personnel will be held in Big Bear Lake on Monday.  A procession will leave will leave the intersection of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue at 9:30 am lead by Major Nelson Reynolds, US Air Force Retired and San … [Read more...]

Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day March 30


Big Bear, Ca March 29, 2011 8:00 am - On March 7, 2011, the US Senate declared March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day”.  Big Bear’s American Legion Post 584 will celebrate this day with an open house for all Vietnam Veterans and their families, beginning at 5:00 pm.  Once again on the menu will be “stuff on a shingle”.  Post … [Read more...]

Fee Free Day In Honor Of America’s Veterans

Big Bear, Ca, November 1, 2010, 12:00pm - In honor of America’s Veterans and Armed Services personnel, Thursday, November 11, will be a “Fee Free Day” on the national forests in Southern California. The National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors in the San Bernardino, Angeles, Cleveland and Los Padres National Forests.  … [Read more...]

Freedom Isn’t Free: We Salute 35 Hometown Military Heroes on Independence Day

Big Bear Valley, CA -- As we celebrate our Independence Day, our friends at the American Legion Post 584 remind that freedom isn’t free. Thirty-five of the Big Bear Valley’s sons and daughters have already served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and three of those sons--U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex Kenyon, U.S. Army Specialist Adam … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Honors Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day: “Never, Ever, Ever Forget the Magnitude of Their Sacrifice”

Big Bear Lake, CA -- This morning’s Memorial Day ceremony, lakeside at Veterans Park in Big Bear Lake, was a moving tribute, in word and song, to honor our military veterans. Before the Fallen Warriors of Big Bear Valley memorial wall, Mayor Liz Harris welcomed those in attendance “to honor those who so valiantly serve our country, in times of … [Read more...]