Concert for Hero's

- 7/3/2022

The Riverside National Cemetery (RNC) in collaboration with the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee to host the 2022 Concert for Heroes on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the cemetery’s amphitheater. This year’s event will feature music provided by the Riverside Philharmonic under the musical direction of Totnasz Golka, followed by fireworks and a flyover. This is the first concert in more than two years, and the cemetery is expecting between 7,000 and 10,000 visitors. The concert is also the only one at the Department of Veterans Affairs of 152 national cemeteries.

Riverside National Cemetery was established in 1979 and is home to five Medal of Honor Recipients. It is the largest and busiest cemetery in the VA system. Each year, RNC staff support Veterans and their families with the interment of nearly 10,000 heroes. In the coming months, the Gold Star Family Monument will be dedicated on the cemetery grounds near the amphitheater. Date and time to be announced later.

With this in mind, we welcome you and your family to attend the event on Sunday, July 3, 2022, 7:30 pm, Riverside National Cemetery. Our RNC Acting Executive Director Amelia "Amee” Roberson, James Gore, President; and Michael Cano, Vice Chair of Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee will be available to address any questions you may have regarding the Cemetery and the status of the American Indian Memorial on the day of the event from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery amphitheater.

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Commander Mike Cano



Veterans of Foreign Wars            Menifee VFW Post 1956   P.O. Box 321 Menifee, CA 92586

EIN: 95-3319357- 501(c) (19) Veteran Non-Profit: C2326557


December 1, 2023

 Greetings Comrades:

The holidays have arrived and would like to wish you all the best the Holiday Season has to offer. Many of our post members participated in various VFW Programs and Post events in the fourth quarter 2023. If you are one of them, I extend a great thank you for your relentless volunteer service you provided to carry out the VFW mission to our members, other veterans, our youth, and the community.

 Various Post administrative changes occurred this year and made our leadership more transparent with our officer responsibilities. We established a new webmaster to update our Post website and participated in various VFW Programs and events.

 Fourth Quarter Post Activities:

 1) We joined forces with our Post Auxiliary in September & October 2023, to distributed and collect VFW Program applications from local schools and First Responders.

 2) November 4, 2023, attended Amber Waves of Grain and recruited two members

 3) On November 4 & 5, join the Boys Scouts of America with Buddy Poppy drives

 4) November 11, 2023, partnered with the city of Menifee with Veterans Day and honored five Korean Veterans with the Korean Peace Medal.

 5) November 11, 2023, delivered the second most successful Annual Veterans Ball

 6) November 18, 2023, distributed 200 Thanksgiving turkeys to various veterans.

 As you can see, we had a gracious 4th quarter. But going forward, I request your undivided attention to be involved by attending our general meetings to make your membership vote count. We meet 2nd  Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m., at Mt. San Jacinto College, (MSJC), Building 900, Room 927; 28237 La Piedra Rd. Menifee, CA 92584.