Save The Veterans Building For Veterans

San Francisco's Historic War Memorial Veterans Building

“Patriotic Organization” Petition by the Posts of the American Legion
Monday, November 2, 9am
San Francisco Superior Court, Room 204
McAllister @ Polk Street

Support Us Attend the hearing and show your support for the Veterans community. We’ve worked years to be able to get this petition heard.

A hearing in SF Superior Court over the SF Posts of the American Legion’s petition asking the Probate Court to construct a definition of “patriotic organizations” as it is used in the 1921 Trust Agreement in the phrase on the Legion’s rights:

“The San Francisco Posts of the American Legion, or a majority of them, shall under such rules and conditions as they may prescribe, provide headquarters for the Veterans of the Mexican War, Grand Army of the Republic, Spanish-American War Veterans, and other such patriotic organizations as said San Francisco Posts of the American Legion may from time to time desire to install.”


The Posts have asked the court to reject the narrow definition that the Board of Trustees and City Attorney have adopted that “patriotic organizations” is limited to veteran membership organizations.  We also seek to be able to “install” veteran service organizations in the building so that our City’s veterans can get a range of services that they need to become, or remain, successful civilians.

Come to the hearing to show your support for our Veterans’ Building.

Defining Patriotic Organizations? Last September the Board of Trustees refused space in the Veterans’ Building to these 12 Veterans organizations.

  • Air Force Association
  • Association of the US Army
  • California Veterans Coalition
  • Heroes’ Voices
  • OneVet OneVoice
  • Veterans Community Media Center
  • Veterans Creative Wellness Center
  • Veterans Success Center
  • Vets In Tech San Francisco
  • Vet to Vet Bay Area
  • Vet to Vet San Francisco
  • Walter S. Newman Veterans Resource Center

AND MOST Recently

  • The Korean War Memorial Foundation

Paul Cox, Chair
American Legion War Memorial Commission
401 Van Ness Avenue, Ste 101
San Francisco, CA 94102
510 418-3436,
O: 415 681-4920,


About Veterans Speakers Alliance, Veterans For Peace

San Francisco, Chapter 69
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