Swords To Plowshares 13th Annual Veterans Day Dinner

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Honoring Veterans Who Have Journeyed from Combat to the Community

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We pride ourselves on providing a continuum of care for all veterans. Each year the annual Veterans Day Dinner is our opportunity to share our work with the community and truly honor veterans who have endured obstacles and suffering, but who fought to restore their hope, dignity and self-sufficiency

Swords to Plowshares (http://www.stp-sf.org), a community-based veteran service agency, will be hosting the 13th annual Veterans Day Dinner to honor veterans. For 35 years Swords to Plowshares has been helping all veterans overcome obstacles while transitioning from combat to community.

The Profiles of Courage awards will be given to four veterans who sought help at Swords to Plowshares for counseling and case management, employment and training assistance, legal assistance, and housing. This year, more than 400 community supporters will join together to honor veterans.

“We pride ourselves on providing a continuum of care for all veterans. Each year the annual Veterans Day Dinner is our opportunity to share our work with the community and truly honor veterans who have endured obstacles and suffering, but who fought to restore their hope, dignity and self-sufficiency,” said Michael Blecker, Executive Director of Swords to Plowshares.

At the Swords to Plowshares’ 13th Annual Veterans Day Dinner, Profiles of Courage, participants will get an intimate look into the journey of local veterans, and how Swords to Plowshares has helped them along the way. Many of these veterans have wounds that last far beyond the battlefield. Without comprehensive supportive services, many veterans face unemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and eventually homelessness.

Who: Swords to Plowshares and the Veteran Community; John Keker will serve as master of ceremonies.
What: Veterans Day Dinner, Profiles of Courage
Where: Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Union Square, 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
When: November 12, 2009; 6:30 PM
Why: Ceremony to honor veterans who have made the difficult transition from combat to community
Sponsors: Morrison & Foerester, LLP; William Millichap; Keker & Van Nest LLP and John Keker; William Drypolcher; Wells Fargo & Company; Comcast; Snyder Miller & Orton LLP and Steve Snyder; Paradise View Winery and Al Brayton.

For more information contact us at 415-252-4788 or visit http://www.stp-sf.org/events

For more information, please contact:
Colleen Corliss, Communications Manager
Office: 415-655-7248; Mobile: 202-415-6101 (media only)

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