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PACT ACT Information
The PACT Act expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and post-9/11 era.
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Gifts requested by residents at Menlo Park VA Hospital.
Unit 105 members (L. to R.) Wendy, Pauline, Joyce, Cindy, Carol, Patricia, Arlene.
Girl Scout Troop 61829 make cards to give to veterans
Wrapping gifts for veterans' families
Veterans Day 2022
Girls State & Boys State participants in the center
Prospective Post 105 member visits the booth
San Mateo County Veterans Commission
2022 Recognition Awards
Nov. 10, 2022 Veterans Recognition Lunch
Honoring Veteran of the Year
George Smith, Commander Post 105
Honoring Patriot of the Year
Andrew Trapani, ALR Director Chapter 105
and Sons Commander Squadron 105
Honoring Patriot of the Year
Wendy Weller, ALA Unit 105
2022 Patriots of the Year
Wendy Weller & Andrew Trapani receive the Patriot of the Year Award from Hon. Jackie Speier.
Wendy and Andrew participated in over 148 Final Honors funerals for veterans and volunteered about 1200 hours of service. They provided escort to veterans to their final resting place. A burial flag is ceremonially folded and presented to family. Wendy and Andrew, thank you for your service to these veterans and their families.
Oct. 19, 2022
Paws for Purple Hearts
Schatzie, Ambassador Dog, shows how to use a light switch!
From Unit 105, standing are Cindy, Wendy, Joyce, Carol.
From PPH, seated are Megan F. program director, and Olivia H.
At rest are Oakley, service dog in training, & Schatzie.
Post 105 Family & others raised $1000 to donate to PPH.
Sept. 27, 2022
Carol R. delivered "Troop" boxes containing snacks, toiletries, small games, and masks to Building 331 at MP-VA. The boxes were accepted by Irene and Rishoo, Recreation Therapists.
The boxes were given to us by Colonel Leo McArdle, United States Volunteers, so we could donate them to our Veterans.
Sept. 2, 2022
Post 105 Family collected $2,120 for Ukrainian relief. A Red Cross representative received the check and said the Red Cross plans to be in Ukraine for "the long haul" to give aid.
August 27, 2022
Fisher House is a comfort home at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital where families of veterans stay while their loved ones receive treatment.
ALA 105 and ALR 105 participated at the annual fundraiser for Fisher House.
This is what it's all about:
serving veterans at the MPVA
4th of July Lunch
No in-person BBQ lunch allowed this year because of Covid-19 restrictions. Nevertheless, lunch is served!
A thank you letter:
"Your kind donation of lunch for 50 of our veterans was truly appreciated. Events like this help to enhance the quality of life for our veterans. Also we would like to thank Arlene Muller and Carol Rael for their efforts in organizing this event. Again, thank you for remembering our men and women veterans at this facility."
--Rishoo Tyagi, RTC
120 packages donated by the girls at the
2022 Peninsula Girl Scout camp
Auxiliary members L to R
Peggy T., Arlene M., Katie T.
Alberto received the cookies on behalf of the residents.
July 2, 2022
ALR Chapter 105 prepare to ride 22 miles to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital to raise funds for the hospital's Suicide Prevention program.
Meanwhile, Post 105 and Unit 105 members prepare a bbq lunch for the Riders.
Unit 105 President Carol Rael:
"What a great honor. At the Post 105 22 Mile Suicide Prevention Run BBQ, Bill Nay presented me with Sons of the American Revolution (California) 250th Anniversary Challenge Coin. I am so humbled."
July 27, 2022
Commander's Coffee attendees learned more about using Gmail and Google Docs from Aux member Katie T.
July 30, 2022
SOS Breakfast never tasted so good!
June 21, 2022
Auxiliary members Arlene M. and Carol R. met with Rishoo to present a check to the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital.
The money will provide a 4th of July lunch for the residents of Building 331. Rishoo said the veterans appreciate the donation. Everyone looks forward to the day when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and Auxiliary members can once again come in person and provide the lunch for the residents.
Thank you for your generous donations to our May 2022 Poppy Drive. ALL proceeds go to supporting veterans
May 26, 2022
Golden Gate National Cemetery
Placing flags are (l to r)
Carol B. Unit 105
Tom G. Post 105
Sandy N. Unit 105
April 14, 2022
The flag flies at half-mast today. Commander Romie Bassetto entered Post Everlasting this morning, April 14, 2022. Commander Bassetto gave his heart and soul to the American Legion Post 105 Redwood City. His devotion and dedication will be greatly missed.
April 9, 2022
Unit 105 preparing envelopes for our May Poppy Drive, the biggest fundraiser of the year. All funds received go to veterans' needs. Friends from Xi Pi Delta and ALR joined us to prepare 350 letters to send out.
April 2, 2022
California Department President Dee Ann Graham visited the Bay Area. District 26 (San Mateo) organized the event and was host to four local Districts: San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa. Madam President Graham is pictured seated, fourth from right.
March 12, 2022
15,000 bags of rice for families in need.
Post 105 Legionnaires, Auxiliary, and Riders supported Bay Area Global Outreach Lions Club (BAGOLC) who sponsored the event. Rise Against Hunger, Skylawn, San Mateo Lions, and Xi Pi Delta sorority, and friends all participated.
Tongan Relief Fund
March 8, 2022
Members of the Post collected monetary donations to present to the Tonga Consul General, the Honorable Sela Tukia.
A U.N. official says 80% of Tonga's 105,000 people were affected by the undersea volcanic eruption and ensuring tsunami that lashed the Pacific island nation on Jan. 15, 2022.
Pictured are Post representatives: (back) American Legion Auxiliary U105, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Riders, US Volunteers, American Legion P105 Commander, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion; (front) San Mateo County Blue Star Moms, American Veterans, P105 American Legion, Tonga Consul General, the Honorable Sela Tukia, American Legion Riders, and American Legion Auxiliary District 26.
Coffee Drive for Menlo Park Veterans Hospital
Unit 105 member C. Bagley organized a coffee drive at Elks Lodge #1991 Redwood City. The Elks Club generously supported Unit 105's coffee drive for the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, collecting 23 lbs. of coffee.
Veterans Day 2021 ceremonies in Courthouse Square, Redwood City, CA.
American Legion Post 105 and the Downtown Lions Club organized the ceremony. Pictured above are member of the Post 105 Family: Post 105, Auxiliary Unit 105, Riders Chapter 105.