On Wednesday, July 18, there were activities around City Hall and City Park in Oakley.  The Veterans of Oakley did not participate in and were not represented in those activities.  We have NO authority nor jurisdiction over the use of the Oakley Veterans Memorial as it is property owned and controlled by the city of Oakley. The Veterans of Oakley was established as a not-for-profit corporation in California in 2015.  We were granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS in the same year.  We are a non-partisan, apolitical organization comprised of veterans of the U. S. armed forces with the stated purpose “to serve members and former members of U.S. armed forces through such activities as explaining applicable veterans’ benefits, educational or vocational opportunities, and assistance with claims to the Veterans Administration.”  We also serve the city of Oakley through support of civic events and the city-authorized sale of bricks which may be placed in Oakley’s Veterans Memorial. As veterans we have each sworn an oath to defend and protect our constitutional republic.  Many of us, though no longer on active duty, take that oath as a life-long commitment. We have purposely chosen to NOT participate in partisan political activities.  Although we heartily endorse citizen participation in voting and other inalienable rights, we do not endorse political candidates, political positions, and refrain from political discourse.  The community we serve is highly diverse, with many political, socio-economic, and cultural influences.  We seek to serve the entire community. As an organization, we participate in appropriate civic activities at the Memorial as part of Memorial Day and Veterans Day functions.  We also – with city approval – organize annual remembrances on September 11 and December 7 with the public encouraged to participate.  Our view is that the Oakley Veterans Memorial is a place to show honor and respect to those who have served, and in some cases, sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedoms. It is our hope that ALL our citizens be treated with respect and the Oakley Veterans Memorial be free of partisan political activities. Respectfully, John Amie Secretary, Board of Directors
On Wednesday, July 18, there were activities around City Hall and City Park in Oakley.  The Veterans of Oakley did not participate in and were not represented in those activities.  We have NO authority nor jurisdiction over the use of the Oakley Veterans Memorial as it is property owned and controlled by the city of Oakley. The Veterans of Oakley was established as a not-for-profit corporation in California in 2015.  We were granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS in the same year.  We are a non-partisan, apolitical organization comprised of veterans of the U. S. armed forces with the stated purpose “to serve members and former members of U.S. armed forces through such activities as explaining applicable veterans’ benefits, educational or vocational opportunities, and assistance with claims to the Veterans Administration.”  We also serve the city of Oakley through support of civic events and the city-authorized sale of bricks which may be placed in Oakley’s Veterans Memorial. As veterans we have each sworn an oath to defend and protect our constitutional republic.  Many of us, though no longer on active duty, take that oath as a life-long commitment. We have purposely chosen to NOT participate in partisan political activities.  Although we heartily endorse citizen participation in voting and other inalienable rights, we do not endorse political candidates, political positions, and refrain from political discourse.  The community we serve is highly diverse, with many political, socio-economic, and cultural influences.  We seek to serve the entire community. As an organization, we participate in appropriate civic activities at the Memorial as part of Memorial Day and Veterans Day functions.  We also – with city approval – organize annual remembrances on September 11 and December 7 with the public encouraged to participate.  Our view is that the Oakley Veterans Memorial is a place to show honor and respect to those who have served, and in some cases, sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedoms. It is our hope that ALL our citizens be treated with respect and the Oakley Veterans Memorial be free of partisan political activities. Respectfully, John Amie Secretary, Board of Directors
 
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