Support Our Troops, Veterans and Families


Support Our Troops, Veterans and Families

* Our Troops and Veterans deserve our support for their sacrifice to protect our freedom, and the Constitution of this great nation. Let us give thanks to those who defend democracy, for they bear the gift of liberty and pay the price of freedom.

Location: Redding
Patriots: 38
Latest Activity: May 19, 2012



To honor veterans of all branches of the United States military; past, present, and future, to restore and display military memorabilia, and to educate the public in the historical significance of the military.

Veterans Historical Association, Inc. (V.H.A.) is an non-profit corporation established January 2006 and headquartered in Redding, California consisting of veterans of all branches including those on active duty.

2010 Events Schedule

Grace Baptist Church, 3782 Churn Creek, Redding
Flag Day- Orland
Car Show, Woodlands
Hayfork-N-You Rally - Trinity Co Fairgrounds, Hayfork
V.F.W. Post 1555 – Durham
People's Choice 10th Annual Vietnam Veterans of America
(chap 582) – Chico
Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show
At the Elks Lodge 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico from 10am to 4pm

Mistletoe School - Redding

If you would like the Huey to be on display at one of your events or for education purposes, please contact Wayne Scott, Events Coordinator, either by phone: (530) 229-1739 or email:

Operation Gratitude Adopt A Platoon


Our deployed Service Members know that taking care of their feet is just as important as taking care of their weapon!

Our Troops' summer mission in high desert temperatures is extremely tough and in winter, they face cold and wet environments. Our Troops must constantly take care of their feet guarding against sores, blisters, fungus, bacteria and keeping their feet dry. To a U.S. deployed Soldier or Marine, a new pair of crew, boot or thermal socks is a blessing that goes beyond words! Sending a clean pair of new socks, foot powder, anti-fungal cream, cooling cream, nail clippers, and/or athlete’s foot lotion or cream will go a long way to help our Troops serving our Nation know that YOU are helping in their mission as they serve far from home on our behalf.

Operation Appreciation

Cell Phones for soldiers

“Helping Heroes Home” Campaign
Assists Transition to Civilian Life
Click here to read the press release.

Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Military Order of the Purple Heart supports Cell Phones for Soldiers

Call volunteer Lyndia Kent 530. 221-0101

Care Packages

Please donate postal shipping expenses for Care Packages to
volunteer Lyndia Kent 530. 221-0101
Thank you.

Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil
A solitary Marine, SSgt Tim Chambers, holds vigil at full attention during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in tribute to fallen comrades.
. Why the Salute?




What: AMVETS Americanism Contest
Where: AMVETS Leo P. Simon Post 1996, Redding, Ca.
When: Deadline for entries, April 1st 2011

Select this link to download the complete

Contest Information Package
including rules and entry information
In PDF format

Email Link:


What: The OEF/OIF/OND Transition Program, Transition Topics Get Together
Where: Redding VA Outpatient Clinic, 351 Hartnell Ave., Redding, Ca.
When: 03/15/11 From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Follow This Link to a Yahoo Map to the Redding VA Outpatient Clinic
Contact Leslie Merideth EMAIL at LESLIE.MERIDETH@VA.GOV
Contact Lea Tate EMAIL at LEE.TATE@VA.GOV

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Comment by Bonfire on January 22, 2011 at 8:19am
Comment by Bonfire on December 18, 2010 at 1:50pm

A soldiers Christmas Lights

I'm an Army Soldier deployed to Iraq that had a little extra time on my hands. I created this christmas video using glowsticks and flashlights. My camera was a Nikon D300 using a 30sec exposer @ ISO 200 & F11. It is hard to get Christmas lights out here in the desert that work on 220volts so I made my own kind of holiday lighting outside of my CHU / housing unit. The rest of the pictures were pulled from DVIDS from last years Christmas in Iraq. I felt that America needed some Christmas cheer, and a brief reality check, that their are still troops overseas fighting for their freedom.

Comment by Bonfire on December 13, 2010 at 2:22pm

I'll be home for Christmas/ God Bless America-Elizabeth Salvatico

Comment by Bonfire on December 1, 2010 at 12:00pm
POLICE BRUTALITY - Iraq Veteran Gets Tasered & Beat Down @ Airport

Comment by Bonfire on November 15, 2010 at 2:33pm
Special delivery: Diverse motorcycle clubs join forces for kids

A motorcycle rider participating in Sunday’s toy run gives a wave and a ride to her toy donation.

ANDERSON — Shining chrome tailpipes and black leather vests contrasted Sunday with plush teddy bears and plastic action figures.

For the 28th year, close to 500 motorcycle riders gathered for the annual United Bikers of Northern California toy run. The group met at the parking lot of the Walmart in Anderson and traveled, engines roaring, to Anderson River Park.

The Patriot Guard Riders and the Missing in America Project, groups that support fallen servicemen and women, also attended.

2010 United Bikers toy run in Anderson
Comment by Bonfire on November 15, 2010 at 11:22am
In Las Vegas, Missing in America Project aired their "Missing in America" story on Nov.12th. It is one of the most rewarding programs I have ever been around or associated with. In fact we here in Northern California will have a MIAP ceremony this coming Wednesday November 17th at the VA cemetery in IGO (near Redding) at 1100. If you are if you are in the area please attend.

Non-profit dedicated to giving fallen soldiers a proper burial


Matt Kozar reporting

One of the symbolic images of Veterans Day is the American flag flying next to the grave of a fallen soldier.
When they pass away, it’s traditional for veterans to receive a proper burial with full military honors, but not all are afforded that right. You could call them forgotten warriors.
500 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, in the small town of Winnemucca, you’ll find a funeral home that holds a secret.
“They’ve been sitting here since the funeral home took care of them.”
The cremated remains of veterans have been sitting in a basement closet for years. One has been there for nearly three decades.
The remains include those of dozens of veterans who served in Vietnam, Korea, and one on the beaches of Normandy.
We have no pictures and know little about them. Most have no family to claim their remains, which are housed inside metal boxes.
Funeral home manager Mark Anderson helped indentify the men by sifting through boxes containing dusty records.
“Generally on death certificate, it indicates whether they served in the military. A lot of times there’s discharge paperwork or discharge certificates.”
These forgotten warriors are forgotten no more. A non-profit called the Missing in America Project is giving them the proper burial they earned.
The group calls funeral homes across the country looking for the remains of unclaimed veterans.
Recently, members of the group braved bitter cold and rain to drive to a veterans’ cemetery in Fernley, NV, where the fallen heroes were honored by living ones, among them, Dorothy Minor, the director of the Missing in America Project.
“I feel like I know these men.”
After finding their remains, Minor located family for some of the men, but not all. Seven veterans plus one spouse were unclaimed.
“They become part of your family and it’s kind of like you’re burying part of your family.”
So far, Minor and the Nevada chapter of Missing in American have held services for 13 veterans.
Project members say their goal is to not get to this point. Currently, they’re lobbying states across the country, Nevada included, to pass laws which would give them access to a person’s information after they die to determine if that person was a veteran.
Veteran Fred Salanti founded the Missing in American project four years ago.
“75 percent of coroners and medical examiners never check to see if the person was a veteran.”
Dorothy Minor says she’ll soon turn her attention to funeral homes in Las Vegas.

Matt Kozar | Reporter
KSNV (NBC) - Ch. 3

Comment by Bonfire on November 15, 2010 at 11:10am
Comment by Bonfire on November 8, 2010 at 8:32pm
8th of November - Big & Rich

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Comment by Bonfire on August 10, 2010 at 10:31am
"Welcome Home" our soldier tonight at the Redding Airport

Lyndia Kent is calling all Patriots to join her at the Redding Airport tonight to greet returning soldier Captain Duong. His wife's name is Tina. August 10th at 4:40 p.m. flight 2309.

This notice was brought to her by "Welcome Home" Annette, National Guard Family Readinesss Volunteer , 132nd MRBC, Redding.

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