All Gave Some -- Some Gave All


The Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project was a joint effort between the City of Long Beach ( former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske) and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation. This Project provides friends and families of Long Beach men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military the opportunity to have a banner displayed in their honor along Clark Avenue in east side Long Beach. Clark Avenue (between Carson Avenue and Spring Street) is a heavily traveled corridor and passes by Veterans Stadium and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center. Banners will be hung on the light poles and a narration available by cellphone will honor these brave Long Beach men.

To launch this program, The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation is placing banners of the 15 men who have given their lives in service to our City and our country while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Their photographs and biographies are included in this website. You can download the form for sponsoring a banner by clicking here.

For more information on The Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project, please contact the Rosie the Riveter Foundation at or Gerrie Schipske at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Brochure on How to Honor a Veteran Available

New Brochure Offers Guide On Ways to Celebrate the Sacrifice of Long Beach Veterans

Long Beach, CA., November 6, 2012 – Looking for a special way to honor the sacrifice of our Long Beach veterans? Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske created a brochure that lists places to go, ways to volunteer, events, and activities which honors our local Long Beach Veterans. Some of the places listed include the Lone Sailor Memorial, US Navy Memorial Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Grey Ghost Wall of Heroes, Immortal Chaplains Memorial Chapel, and the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center. Live events include this weekend’s Long Beach Veterans Day Parade and the December 15th commemoration of Wreaths Across America.

A direct way to honor those who gave all, is the Long Beach Hometown Heroes, a project sponsored by the Rosie the Riveter Foundation is included. The project was begun as a way to honor our armed forces members who gave their lives in service to our country. Today, family members can honor active duty service members by displaying a banner with their name, branch of service, and high school listed on it. The new brochure details how to participate.
Organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Administration Medical Center, and others that welcome volunteering or offer resources to veterans are listed in the three fold printed piece.
The brochures will be available at the 5th District Neighborhood Office and at the starting point of the upcoming Veterans Day Parade on November 10th. For more information, contact the office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932 or email

You can download the brochure below.
HowToHonorVeterans Web
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