|About||Join us every Saturday for coffee and comradeship from 0730-0900 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Pleasanton, CA.|
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ambrose D. Regalia Post 6298 is a non-profit organization. The post was established in March of 1946 and named after Ambrose D. Regalia (the first Pleasanton soldier to die in World War II).
The post currently has over 160 members and is very active and supports various veterans programs, homecomings, scouting, and the community.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars is the world’s oldest (est. 1899) and largest overseas war veterans organization. The Congress of the United States charters states, “The purpose of this corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship amongst its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain allegiance to the Government of the United States and extend the institutions of American freedom and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever.” The Ladies Auxiliary was formed officially in 1914. The VFW and Auxiliary improve their cities, towns, and neighborhoods through community service.
Our monthly meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Veterans Memorial Building. This meeting is for members and guests only. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 6:00 PM on monthly meeting nights for refreshments.
Every Saturday morning between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM there is a social gathering at the Veterans Memorial Building. All veterans are welcomed. Come on down and have coffee, donuts, good conversation, and meet other vets.
The 2014-2015 Officers of Ambrose D. Regalia Post 6298:
Commander: Kurt Heuer
Sr. Vice Commander: Pat Foley
Jr. Vice Commander: Bill Danko
Quartermaster: Dave Caldwell
Chaplain: Jim Lyon
Adjutant: Larry Brumm
Service Officer: Gene Cota
Judge Advocate: Sherry Jensen
Surgeon: Henry Aboud
Trustee: Phil Stage (2015)
Trustee: Gene Cota (2016)
Trustee: Dave Ham (2017)
Local Community Service:
Pleasanton Veterans Day Parade (The Largest in California)
Pleasanton Memorial Day Ceremony
Homecomings for servicemembers returning from combat deployments
Patriot Pen Awards to Junior High School Students
Voice of Democracy Awards for Senior High School Students
Teacher of the Year Award for Patriotic Service
We the People, Amador High School
Color Guard for Local Sporting Events
Sponsor Two Local Boy Scouts of America Troops
Sponsor Eagle Scout Projects
Sponsor Local RADM Sea Cadets
Collect US Flags for Retirement
Support USMC Toys for Tots Program
Service to Veterans:
Veteran Service Officer to assist with VA Claims and Benefits
Memorial Services for Veterans (Color Guard, Presentation, Taps, Final Salute)
Nursing Home Visits
Monthly Bingo for Veterans at VA Livermore Nursing Home
Saturday Morning Coffee & Donuts
Senior Dances 3rd Wednesday of Each Month
Picnics, Sports Nights, informal get-togethers at Veterans Hall throughout the year.
VFW National Home for Children, Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Fisher House, Travis AFB
Fisher House, Palo Alto
Emergency Assistance for local Veterans in need.
In partnership with LLNL/Las Positas College Book Program for Veterans
Bar Hosting for local fundraisers
Volunteer at Alameda County Fair
Buddy Poppies on Veterans Day and Memorial Day
Hometown Pancake Breakfast/Troop Packout
VFW National has a permanent presence in Washington, D.C. to address veteran issues.
Post 6298 actively contacts local US Congressmen, Senators, and state officials with veteran issues.