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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

VETS JOB FAIR OCT. 29TH

2009 - The Year of Valley History

HONOR A HERO -- HIRE A VET
Job and Resource Fair
A job and resource fair for Veterans, National Guard, and Reservists returning from active duty.
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 11 am to 3 pm
Warner Center Marriott Hotel
21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367


Returning Soldiers Gather in Pershing Square - Magazine Photo from La Reina - Los Angeles in 3 Centuries - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2008

There were great festivities when soldiers returned to Southern California in 1918. "The War to End All Wars" was over. Soon these new veterans would see large crowds cheering them as heroes on Broadway. Valley "boys" would return to sleepy agricultural villages and resume their lives. America was yet experience protracted conflicts, where soldiers returned alone or in small groups.

The War is Over" Magazine Photo from La Reina - Los Angeles in 3 Centuries - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2008

Those of us who were little children in 1945 can remember vividly when the wars with Germany and Japan were over. Those dramatic conclusions, with bells ringing and people dancing, left indelible imprints. But, service personnel today who return to the United States from fierce tragedies of combat, are seldom recognized. All too soon, trying to make a-living in the civilian world becomes a reality.

Victory Bond Rally 1918 - Magazine Photo from La Reina - Los Angeles in 3 Centuries - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2008

From the onset of the American Republic, how to pay for wars has been of a matter of historical importance. In a more patriotic time, civilians were asked to do their part for the war effort, by buying war bonds. In 1918 great rallies were held in downtown Los Angeles. Whole families from the San Fernando Valley drove in their "new fangled" automobiles to participate in war bond rallies.

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