Governor Brown's Veterans Day Proclamation Presented on "Veterans Day " on the Historical Queen Mary, Nov.11th
On November 11, celebrity appearance by Trae Ireland, Producer featured at the Operation Confidence's Tribute To Our Disabled Veterans in Long Beach, CA on the Historical Queen Mary.
Long Beach, CA , November 9, 2016 (Newswire.com) - On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016, Operation Confidence will host a Tribute To Our Disabled Veterans, aboard the historical Queen Mary, in Long Beach, Ca. from 7:00 to 11 P.M. Red Carpet 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Special Guest Ricardo Reyes, Deputy Secretary, Minority Veterans Affairs is attending to present Governor Brown's Veteran's Day Proclamation at the event.
The event will honor disabled veterans of: World War ll, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq and the Afghanistan era and create social awareness about homelessness among “disabled veterans” in Los Angeles, the urgent need to provide transitional accessible housing and Operation Confidence relentless efforts to do its part to help this forgotten population by raising funds for its Turning Point Housing Building Fund for Homeless Disabled Veterans.
The tribute will honor disabled veterans of: World War ll, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq and the Afghanistan era and create social awareness about homelessness among “disabled veterans” in Los Angeles, the urgent need to provide transitional accessible housing and Operation Confidence relentless efforts to do its part to help this forgotten population by raising funds for its Turning Point Housing Building Fund for Homeless Disabled Veterans.
Honored Military Chair: Matt Davison, USAF Veteran
JROTC: Garfield High School
- Dr. Monte Perez, President Mission College
- Jim Howard, MBA, CPA, Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Siva Yam, President USA China Chamber of Commerce.
- Judge Herbert Dodell, President of Dodell Law Firm
- Joshua Erwin, USAF Veteran, Erwin Enterprises
- Robin West, Exec. Director Ampbitious. a nonprofit organization that advocates for amputees veterans.
- Valerie Allen, Exec. Dir. Veterans Connection
Celebrity Appearance by:
- TRAE IRELAND, PRODUCER, SONY SCREEN GEMS
Dre Knight: Marine Veteran and award winning music producer, pianist, songwriter, and composer who produced songs for Frank Ocean, Sha Stimuli, Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J.
Beverley Church Hogan: renowned jazz artist who performed throughout the US and Canada and was lead singer for the United States and the Royal Canadian Air Force at Labrador.
Rev. Alvin McKinney: The Prime Minister of Joyful Jazz who performed with notable greats, such as, B. B. King, Louie Bellson, Billy Preston, Kirk Whalum, just to name a few.
- Dante Vernon Jones: national gospel singer with the Gospel Music Workshop of America Inc, Los Angeles Gospel Messengers, Gospel Around LA and Keith & Company’s featured with “Steve Ploklin Band” at the Rock the House Concerts benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.
For ticket information go to : www.operationconfidence.org and PAY AT THE DOOR .
Call for additional information: 818.282.4916
“Our goal is to raise awareness and the funds to provide housing that includes good nutrition, mental health and sober living assistance, self-help programs, independent living , mobility devices and other supportive services to help our veterans reenter and become productive members of mainstream society,” said Consuella Mackey, Executive Director of Operation Confidence.
“For this reason and more, is why Operation Confidence is hosting this important event on November 11, 2016.”
Operation Confidence (OC), a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization was founded in 1980 and has assisted over 10,000 + individuals with disabilities with wraparound services for employment and hosted job fairs and community outreach events throughout the city of Los Angeles.
In 2008, while serving on the Los Angeles Rescue Mission, OC volunteer staff members discovered a large population of disabled veterans living in their wheelchairs on the streets of Skid Row, while still wearing portions of their military uniform and displaying pieces left of the American flag. It was at that time the Board of Directors made a commitment to do its part to help.
Organization’s long history of actions on behalf of the community:
Contact Person: Consuella Mackey, Executive Director
Source: Operation Confidence