Tag Archives: Arcata Veterans Memorial Building

Arcata Vets start volunteer community cleanups

Mad River Union ARCATA – Further extending its community service and outreach, the Arcata’s Veterans Group is undertaking regular volunteer cleanup days. Sophia D. Bogner, president of the Legion Auxiliary and a Humboldt State Environmental Science major, must conduct community service via an internship as a graduation requirement. With the Vets Hall as her service

Legion, Chamber buzz in the Vets Hall beehive

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Capping a busy week at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, American Legion Post 274 held its monthly meeting Friday evening. As the meeting began, there was an empty seat with a patriotic place setting at the hall’s center in honor of the thousands of American soldiers missing

Student veterans head for Texas, despite state ban

  HEADED TO TEXAS The Humboldt State Student Veterans Association (SVA) had raised funds to send nine members to the SVA convention, NatCon2018, in San Antonio, Texas. But the California State University system prohibits use of funds for travel to states that don’t prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ citizens, and Texas (along with Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky,

Legion Post 274 meets, takes care of business

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA VETS HALL – American Legion Post 274 held its monthly meeting at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building Friday night. Part business and part ceremony, the meeting further affirmed the fresh infusion of energy into the local Legion post. Post Commander Jeff Sterling reported acquisition of a new van

There’s a free Thanksgiving 2017 feast in Arcata for you (Updated)

Mad River Union ARCATA – No one need go hungry on Thanksgiving in Arcata next Thursday, as two different community feasts will be available to the public. Arcata Community Center The annual Community Thanksgiving feast will be held Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin

American Legion District 1 meets at Arcata’s Vets Hall

VETS MEET Members of the American Legion District 1 met, socialized and ate very well at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building last Saturday morning. District 1, one of seven California Legion districts,  extends from Gasquet to Ukiah along the coast. Participants discussed a number of matters, including registering with mylegion.org. They then gathered for a

Veterans warring with each other over use of Vets Hall, but peace may be at hand

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Often as not these days, the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building is the happiest place in town. Under new management since last fall, the venerable hall has come alive with a growing schedule of weekly events for vets and community members of all ages. But under the surface,

Arcata’s Allen Masterson remembers the Holocaust: ‘I want people to understand’

Kevin L Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s oldest surviving firefighter, Allen Masterson, served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in World War II. Last week, someone asked him if he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He does, from a couple of experiences he generally keeps to himself. “I never talk about it,”

Arcata’s Vets Hall happenings

The Arcata Veterans Memorial Building continues to expand its services and uncover its own history. Top left, interns from Humboldt State University sift through the hall’s formerly scattered artifacts, which are being organized and cataloged. Photos by KLH | Union   Vintage copies of the Union documenting hall doings from the olden days.   The kitchen was