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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

California American Portuguese Veterans’ War Memorial

Calling all Portuguese American  Veterans and Interested Individuals and Organizations.

Established in 1933 by local Portuguese American community leaders, the American Portuguese Club Inc. (APC) is a non-profit, community service organization. As a community organization, APC is dedicated to supporting the Portuguese American history. We are promoting a state resolution for the construction of the California American Portuguese Veterans’ War Memorial.  When the Memorial is dedicated, it will emerge as a significant and visible commemoration to all California American Portuguese, men and woman who honorably sacrificed their lives for our country. This monument would officially recognize our veterans and educate visitors, of the military contributions made by thousands of American Portuguese of California. The dedication ceremony is tentatively scheduled to be celebrated, at California’s State Capitol Park – Veterans’ Memorial Grove, in June 2012 to coincide with California legislation SCR79 “California Portuguese Heritage Month”.  We are asking leading California Portuguese organizations for support in this epic undertaking.
In hopes to bring us all together, there will be an open forum on Saturday, August 27, 2011 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Cabrillo Civic Club located at 4605 Karbet Way in Sacramento.
Please RSVP
Al Balshor at 2661 Riverside Bl. Sacramento, CA 95818, or Loretta Kanelos at (916) 684-7041 or no later than August 22nd. Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, please contact us; we are excited to share our information with you. We look forward to your supportive response of this historic undertaking.


The California American Portuguese Veterans’ War Memorial Committee, American Portuguese Club Inc.
Gus Kanelos, Albert Balshor, Eddie Maria, Manuel Perry, Rod Rosa, Wesley Silva, and Monica Souza

Subcommittee Correspondence: 2661 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95818 ~ (916) 684-7041

1 comment:

Monica Souza said...

For an update of the CAPVM go to the American Portuguese Club - Facebook page: