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Friends of Civil War Alcatraz has been organized as a California Not-for-Profit Corporation with
IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt status to operate exclusively for charitable and
educational purposes including but not limited to:
Provide support to the National Park Service on Alcatraz Island,
Assist the National Park
Service on Alcatraz Island
with educating the
general public concerning the Civil War Experience (circa
1861-1865) on Alcatraz Island and in Northern California.
Support the National Park Service on Alcatraz Island with living history
Cooperate with the National Park Service on Alcatraz Island in
accomplishing educational, interpretive, conservation, research, planning and
park improvement projects.
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FOCWA Speaker's Bureau
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January 29, 2016 4:02 PM - Sunday January 31, 2016 Ė Sacramento Bee
I never knew what to do with Alcatraz.
During the dozen years Iíve lived in Northern
California, I had never bothered to visit, and hadnít felt the worse
for it. I didnít understand the appeal. Was it the boat ride? The
views of San Francisco? The tour of the prison itself? Like Southern
Californians who never go to Disneyland or New Yorkers who shun the
Statue of Liberty, I had ignored whatís always been there...
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Friends of Civil War Alcatraz Members,
Friends of Civil War Alcatraz Board Members,
Marcus Koenen, Jayeson Vance National Park Service
is always nice when your work is recognized by others and given
Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave the
Friends of Civil War Alcatraz their Patriotic Instructor award for
2011-12 at their annual convention in Los Angeles.
Rachelle Campbell, National Patriotic Instructor said in her remarks
that the FOCWA was a leader in the Bay Area of educating the public on
the Civil War experience in California. She explained that our Living
History Days were an example for others to follow. On behalf of the Boys
in Blue the Auxiliary presented us with a check to assist us in
accomplishing our mission of education.
Schall, Co-Chairman of the Friends of Civil War Alcatraz accepted the
award and thanked the Auxiliary for the support. Brad also invited all
members to attend one of Alcatraz Civil War events.
Google Alert: Contra Costa Times,
August 25, 11:
How the Bay Area helped the Union win the Civil War
Lincoln's Birthday Memorial
Photo- Ricardo Perez,
National Park Service, Brad Schall, Co Chairman of Friends of Civil War
Alcatraz and National Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Co
Chairman of the Friends of Civil War Alcatraz, celebrated Lincolnís
birthday by laying a wreath on behalf of the Grand Army of the Republic
and the Federal Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War at the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington D.C. Former Alcatraz Supervising Ranger
Ricardo Perez was the Commander of the Honor Guard at the Lincoln
The National Park
Service, Lincolnís Birthday Committee, MOLLUS and the Sons of Union
Veterans put on this event annually. President Obamaís representative
laid a wreath, members of the Diplomatic Corps, several Congressional
delegations, and other heraldry groups placed wreaths in honor of the 16th
The event is held on
President Lincolnís birthday each year. A military honor guard
presented the colors, followed by the U.S. Army band, and speeches by
the Major of Washington D.C., National Park Service and the
Commander-in-Chief of MOLLUS, Keith Harrison.