In Commemoration of Memorial Day, Sixties Activist Timothy Fitzgerald Salutes the Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives in Our Nation's Wars

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San Jose sixties activist Timothy Fitzgerald was born a few months after the ending of War World II. Mr. Fitzgerald was a student at San Jose State University in the 1960s. He was rejected from serving in the Vietnam War, because he failed the physical due to a hearing impairment. Mr. Fitzgerald personally remembers fellow classmates who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. In commemoration of Memorial Day, Mr. Fitzgerald salutes them along with the other military servicemen and women who lost their lives in the World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In commemoration of Memorial Day, Mr. Fitzgerald salutes them along with the other military servicemen and women who lost their lives in the World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.

San Jose sixties activist Timothy Fitzgerald was born a few months after the ending of War World II. Mr. Fitzgerald was a student at San Jose State University in the 1960s. He was rejected from serving in the Vietnam War, because he failed the physical due to a hearing impairment.

"I personally remember fellow classmates who lost their lives in the Vietnam War," said activist Timothy Fitzgerald. "It was a sad time. In commemoration of Memorial Day, I salute them along with the other military servicemen and women who lost their lives in the World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. We must not forget their sacrifice."

Mr. Fitzgerald is the author of two recent books. The first volume of his trilogy, "The Wawona Brotherhood: The San Jose State Campus Revolt," chronicles Fitzgerald's civil rights experiences at San Jose State University during the turbulent 1960s through the early 1970s.

Fitzgerald's new book, "A Diamond in the Rough" is the second volume in his trilogy in which he along with others fight for much-desired urban renewal in San Jose in the 1970s and 1980s. Fitzgerald and his comrades join the working class of Silicon Valley to implement low-income housing and services for the working poor. Fitzgerald later runs for San Jose City Council in 1982.

The trilogy notes that from his time as an undergraduate, Mr. Fitzgerald has been a community activist in San Jose for over thirty years. Mr. Fitzgerald is currently working on the third volume of the trilogy which records that in the 1990s, he ran for State Assembly and was the Vice Chairman of the Disability Advisory Commission of San Jose in 1997. Fitzgerald also was a Green Party state leader for fifteen years.

On June 25, 2011, Mr. Fitzgerald will be a participating member of a panel of Silicon Valley authors who will discuss their books.

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Place: Barnes and Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95117
Fitzgerald is enrolled in the over-60 program at San Jose State University as a post-graduate student; and is now completing his third master's degree. He is on track to be awarded this degree in Philosophy in fall 2011. Mr. Fitzgerald is currently featured as a guest columnist in the web based journal DailyPost.org.

Mr. Fitzgerald has been a guest on American Voice Radio Network's New World Order Disorder, LA Talk Radio's Bipolar Nation, San Francisco radio station KPOO's Community Worker, San Jose radio station KKUP's Silicon Valli Voice and has appeared on San Jose radio station KBAY and Mammoth Lakes radio station KMMT. He also has been interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose State Spartan Daily along with the Mammoth Times and Los Gatos Times Weekly. He also recently authored an article for AAboomers.com.

For more information about Timothy Fitzgerald, visit his Web site http://www.timfitzgerald.org. For interviews, e-mail timothyfitzgerald97(at)yahoo(dot)com or call 408.726-9940.

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