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San Francisco Organization Asks Community to Pledge to Help Veterans

Community members in San Francisco will have the opportunity Friday to honor the city’s service members, Veterans and military families by pledging to support to support them through Community Covenant.

Community Covenant is a nationwide program started by the U.S. Army that seeks to “develop a greater awareness of the needs of our Military members, veterans and their families who live and work in our community.

In addition to a job and resource fair for Veterans and their families, the San Francisco event will include and Armed Forces Community Covenant signing ceremony.

During the ceremony, “elected officials, community leaders and the community of San Francisco will gather . . . to address the community and sign the community covenant, committing their awareness and support to our service members and their families.

When signing the pledge, community members are committing to build “partnerships that support the strength, resilience, readiness and reintegration” of service members, to provide “the necessary resources and support our community relies on,” to hold outreach events for military members and their families, and to understand “that the strength of our military members and veterans comes from the strength of their families and the support of our community’s employers, educators, service providers, civic and business leaders and citizens.”

Since the first event took place in Columbus, Ga., events have been held in communities in 48 states, three territories and Washington, D.C.

The San Francisco Armed Forces Community Covenant Veterans and Military Resource Fair will take place at the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Ave. from 9 am to 5 pm. The covenant signing ceremony will take place from 12 pm to 2 pm.

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