Veterans Day 2011 honored Comrade Gene Dick  at the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial he was the Keynote speaker from Post 679.  USN retired CWO-2.   Survived and escaped from the USS Oklahoma after sinking to bottom of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Gene shared his life or death experience with a young man at the Nixon Library on Veterans Day 2011. Gene was a truly great WW II Veteran who was writing about his life experience when he transferred to Post 1000 in 2014.

Commander Clay  Baxter representing the  American Legion spoke about 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 9-11 terrorist attack and  and the emeregence of patriotism, volunteerism, sacrifice and challenged the audience with the question would they be willing to sacrifice what our Military men and women and their families have for our country and our freedoms

Comrade Art Castro, 4th area Commander and his lovely wife joined   Commander Clay Baxter after the Veterans Day Ceremony to discuss the next event.

 Post 679 color guard and the Military School from Los Alamitos make ready for the presentation of the Colors. James Gaffney, Lou Lacy, Mark Johnston,Irv Francis(hiding behind the postflag and Donald Caffey-lead off of the Color Guard.

 Veterans Day 2011 at the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial Keynote speaker was Post 679 member Comrade Gene Dick, USN retired CWO2. Only remaing  survivor escapee of the USS Oklahoma after sinking to bottom of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. First Photo above Gene Dick, USN.


 Commander Hal Short VFW Post 9030 and member of Post 679 and Commander Clay Baxter, Post 679 who laid the wreath at the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial  and both read the names of all of the casualities from Orange County

 Conrgressman Ed Royce representing the 40th District in Orange County along  with Post 679 members  left to right are: Guy Lefevere, Joseph Robinson, Gerold Scott, Brett Robinson

Yvette Baxter, Commander Clay Baxter

                                           Honoring  Our Fallen Heros from Orange County