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Half Moon Bay veterans honored for decades of service

Half Moon Bay veterans honored for decades of service
On November 9, Half Moon Bay veterans will be honored for their years of service. Image: San Mateo County Veterans Commission.

Al Adreveno, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and then returned home to serve his community for seven decades, will be honored for his contributions to the San Mateo County community.

Adreveno is being honored along with his son-in-law, John Muller, as ?Veterans of the Year,? by the San Mateo County Veterans Commission.

Muller served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Born and raised in Half Moon Bay, Muller is known as “Farmer John” for his pumpkin patch on Highway 1 and his deep involvement in local agriculture and community service.

The two, both former mayors of Half Moon Bay, will be honored at the 8th Annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Westin San Francisco Airport hotel in Millbrae. 

The commission will also recognize Peggy Toye, a longtime volunteer with the American Legion Auxiliary District 26, as Patriot of the Year. PGA Hope Northern California will be recognized as Business of the Year.

“We see time and time again that our military veterans can take off their uniform, but never stop serving their community when they return home – an unwavering commitment to service,” said Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor and Army veteran. of the Vietnam War. 

“And we see our nation's promise to support our veterans fulfilled by the tireless energy that Peggy Toye and PGA Hope bring to our community,” he added.

The Veterans Recognition Luncheon brings together former award winners, veterans, current members of the military and many others to recognize outstanding contributions to the San Mateo County community.

Vice Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, will deliver the keynote address.

The Board of Supervisors established the Veterans Commission in June 2015 with the mission of promoting programs and policies that address the unmet needs of veterans in the county. 

The annual Veterans Recognition event is a way to highlight the contributions made by veterans, volunteers and local businesses to the community while raising awareness about the availability of services for veterans.

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