AHS football golf tourney, benefit set for Aug. 24
The Alameda High School football program will hold its ninth annual "Chuck Rhodes' Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Fundraiser" on Aug. 24.
The golf portion of the event will be held at the Alameda Golf Complex, beginning at 1 p.m.
The dinner will follow at Alameda Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. at 5:30 p.m.. For the golf tournament and dinner, the tickets are $135. For dinner only, the tickets are $35.
For information, including registration information, go to the website at www.hornetfootball.org.
Veterans to be honored Aug. 17 on USS Hornet
A new exhibition and a special presentation to a World War II veteran and a Vietnam veteran will highlight the USS Hornet's Living Ship Day on Aug. 17.
The "Quilts of Valor" exhibit honors Northern California veterans who have been wounded in action.
As part of this exhibit, special quilts will be presented to Pearl Harbor survivor E.J. Chuck Kohler and Vietnam veteran Howard "Will" Williams, who served as a Navy Sea Bee on several tours in Vietnam. The unveiling of the exhibit and the quilt presentation will take place at 1 p.m.
During the event, Kohler will also give a firsthand account of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that brought the United States into World War II. He was assigned to Aerial Patrol Squadron VP#23 on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.
"Quilts of Valor" will be on display through Nov. 11.
The patriotic-themed quilts were made by members of the Amador Valley Quilters in Pleasanton and are modeled after the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which aims is to provide all combat service members and veterans with a quilt
The Hornet is located at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda.
On "Living Ship Day" the museum staff replicates what life was like aboard the Hornet when it was at sea, includng lifting aircraft to the flight deck. Living Ship Day demonstrations take place on the third Saturday of most months. About the USS Hornet Museum:
The USS Hornet is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda.
For information, go to www.uss-hornet.org or call 510-521-8448.