On Veterans Day, November 11, the community is invited to honor Bay Area Veterans and the military history of the Presidio with a day of celebration, art, and service. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be in attendance for the events. See below for RSVP information.
Art + Service: How to Participate
Student veterans from a local art institute will lead volunteers in the creation of several art panels. These large canvases will honor military, national, and community service by depicting the importance of self-sacrifice and civic engagement. The paintings will be donated to local veteran service centers throughout the Bay Area for display.
Veterans, military families, and community members are invited to view the paintings as they are being created. Guests will also have the opportunity to engage in a variety of other activities:
- art projects, including making thank you cards for veterans to be distributed at local VA hospitals
- tours of the newly rehabilitated headquarters of the National Center for Service & Innovative Leadership. A new initiative of the Presidio Trust, the NCSIL will repurpose the historic Fort Scott campus into an institute dedicated to developing cross-sector leaders to achieve greater impact on our nation’s most pressing challenges.
- habitat restoration volunteer activities, including gardening and litter pickup
Activities will take place at Fort Scott, 1201 Ralston Avenue (at Kinzey Street), Presidio of San Francisco, 94129 (Map)
Schedule of Events
- 9:30-10 AM – Volunteer / Attendee Check-In & Refreshments
- 10-10:30 AM – Welcome Program (speakers include Leader Pelosi; Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service; and Lester Strong, VP & CEO of AARP Experience Corps)
- 10:30-12:30 PM – Art & Service Activities (as described above)
- 12:30 PM – Closing
RSVPs for volunteer activites are appreciated. Register online
or call (415) 561-5333.
The event occurs outdoors on the Fort Scott Parade Ground will take place rain or shine. Please dress warmly and bring layers for changing weather. Long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes are required for habitat restoration activities.