On November 10th, 2015, Save The Brave Organization will host the 240th Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Bash at Bastards American Canteen aka the West Coast Tuns-Tavern. 11045 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241. Along with the celebration of the Marine Corps birthday, Save The Brave aims to bring the veteran community together and utilize the resource of veteran to veteran therapy in a social setting. The involvement of the community as a whole is crucial in order for mission accomplishment. Save The Brave is a Downey based 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing companionship, and stress management tools for combat veterans suffering from PTSD and other combat related injuries
Marine Corps Tradition:
On November 10th 1775 the Marine Corps was created by a resolution of Continental Congress at Tuns-Tavern Philadelphia. Since that date thousands of men have borne the name “Marine”. In memory of them it is fitting that those that call themselves Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
Along with honoring the Corps birthday we will pay homage to all veterans past and present who have served in our nations military in honor of Veterans Day
Veteran info booths will be available for all veteran needs:
• East Los Angeles Veteran Center
• Save The Brave 501(c)(3)
Live Entertainment /Timeline
1500-1600 Classic Rock- Blue Jewels
1600-1700 New American
1800-1900 Justin Lee Band
1900-2000 Marine Corps Birthday
2000-2100 Justin Lee Band
2100-2200 DJ Lando
Chow Line 1500-2000 hrs.
Bastards Catering -BBQ BUFFET
Chesty’s Beer Garden
-featuring a specialty craft beer by Beach City Brewery.
& a Miller Coors sponsored draft selection. -All proceeds benefit Save The Brave org. 501(c)(3)
Simon Litke was a combat decorated United States Marine. Everyone who knew Litke would characterize him as charming, encouraging, and a leader. As a leader of Marines, Litke taught men how to survive, and also made the days under the hot Ramadi sun bearable. On November 2, 2015 Litke left us with a lot of questions unanswered. We lost an iconic Marine to the battles we still face as veterans, suicide.
Please help us to help his loved ones heal, as we attempt to fly out to Litke’s memorial on November 12. 40 Veterans who served with Litke in the Iraq theater of combat are requesting assistance in the form of $20,000 in order to say their final goodbyes to their brother.
Sadly, this tragedy can either promote more despondency and spread a contagious outbreak of trauma. Or this tragedy can bring America’s warriors together and help stop the torment of the debilitating nature of PTSD. You can be a part of the healing that America owes to our young men who sacrificed their life in support of this nation’s freedom.
Please make a donation on our campaign page by clicking the link below
The memorial service will be held at:
America Legion Post 377
Friday Nov 13 from 4-8 PM
32 Mile Loop to Long Beach and Back
Check In Time/Location: 6:30am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 7:30am
$25 for Adults • $18 Students (ages 10-17) / Veterans Riders must be 10 years old+ with at least one year of distance bike riding experience. No Beach Cruisers
**Day of Event Registration – $30 for Adults • $24 Students (ages 10-17)[/vc_column_text]
Community Freedom Ride
6 Mile Loop in Downey
Check in Time/Location: 8:00am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 9:00am
$25 for a family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Youth) • $10 per individual Riders must be 8 years old+ and have at least 6 months of riding experience. Each participant will receive a commemorative RNR 4 Veterans “Military Dog Tag”
**No Military Dog Tag, with same day registration**
Bike Decorating Contest
First and second place prizes for adult and youth will be awarded and each will win a $25 gift card. Entries will be judged on creativity, tributes to our Veterans of the Armed Services, and unique use of red, white, and blue.
To register for this event, as a bike riding participant, please fill out the registration form by clicking the link below and sign up at the Parks and Recreation Department office located at 7850 Quill Drive / Downey 90242. For more information about this event please call the Parks and Recreation Department office at (562) 904-7238.
Brunch Buffet from 9am-12pm
Hosted by SAVE THE BRAVE Organization
at Bastards American Canteen
11045 Downey Ave Downey Ca 90241
100% of your donations go directly to covering the costs associated with the veteran’s meals, transportation, fishing/camping/registration fees and any other costs associated with an event. For more information, visitwww.savethebrave.org
All ticket sales and donations will be used to support the needs of veterans. By helping those veterans who are struggling with PTSD and other combat related injuries.
Our goal is to raise $4000. We hope to raise this through ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations.
“In an effort to raise awareness for victims of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the Save the Brave Organization held their first annual Save the Brave Community Bike Ride last Sunday at Rio San Gabriel Park. Save the Brave is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in the often difficult process of rebuilding their lives once returning from a combat zone.Many of the group’s members are combat veterans themselves, who have also struggled with the demons that come to so many of those who fought for the country.” -Read the full article here
Our 1st Annual “Save The Brave” Community bike ride is an opportunity for the local community to join veterans and use cycling to band together in effort to fight the on going battle against PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder.) Our intent is to provide Veterans a service to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds. The rides are uplifting, motivating, and a huge confidence booster for veterans to KEEP PUSHING forward!
***Please arrive at least 15 min. prior to safety brief**
Meet up/Step off Point:
Rio San Gabriel Park
9612 Ardine St, Downey, CA 90241
Safety Brief will be held at Rio San Gabriel Park near riverbed entrance @ 0800
0830 Step off: Depart Rio San Gabriel Park > Ride 5.7 mi to Liberty Park
19211 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
-Arrive at Liberty
-Snacks and Refreshments
-Frisbee Golf, Volleyball Confidence Game
-Into to Veteran Cycle Therapy Program
-Veteran Center Outreach Booth
1200 Wrap-up & Return to Rio San Gabriel Park (at own discretion.)
Join us for one of SoCal’s premier veterans benefit events featuring BBQ, Live Country Music, Craft Beer, Games, Raffles & more at Circle S Ranch in Silverado Canyon!
Showbandits Entertainment has again joined forces with Save The Brave, a local nonprofit organization devoted to providing camaraderie and stress management programs for our beloved veterans suffering from PTSD. Help us raise funds and awareness for such an important cause, and enjoy an amazing day at one of OC’s finest little venues.
-ALL AGES EVENT -Tickets: $15 (Adults), $10 (kids 4-11, kids 3-under free) -Doors open @4pm -VIP Parking available
Save the brave provides service to veterans through the help of donations and merchandise sales. 100% of your donations go directly to covering the costs associated with the services provided to the Veteran.