San Diego, CA, January 26, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Hazel’s Army, a community organization that advocates for elder care initiatives, legislation, and awareness, has announced a press conference on February 13, 2015 from 5:30pm-7pm to launch their newest initiative, GreatGen2.0. The conference will be held at the Salvation Army (3935 Lake Blvd Oceanside CA 92056).
This year is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (WWII). According to the National WWII Museum, America’s WWII veterans are dying at the rate of one every three minutes. Recognizing the importance of carrying on their accounts of sacrifice and triumph in the face of adversity, Oceanside-based senior advocacy group Hazel’s Army is launching GreatGen2.0, an intergenerational education program that bridges seniors and youth through the sharing of experiences and perspectives on WWII.
Through GreatGen2.0, the grandchildren of heroes from the “Greatest Generation” will speak to youth groups and share stories, images and primary sources related to their grandparent’s civic, professional and personal accomplishments. Student participants will then volunteer with members of the Greatest Generation and record their stories and life lessons. These stories will be collected and made available as a “living history” for future generations to enjoy.
GreatGen2.0 will officially launch at a press conference on February 13th at 5:30pm at the Salvation Army, 3935 Lake Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056, followed immediately by a candlelight vigil to support safe care for seniors. The presenters at the press conference will include Aaron Byzak, founder of Hazel’s Army, and Dominique Cano-Stocco, whose grandfather was a WWII fighter pilot and prominent figure in San Diego.
When: Friday February 13 5:30-7pm
Where: Press Conference 5:30-6pm Salvation Army 3935 Lake Blvd Oceanside CA 92056
Candlelight Vigil 6-7pm Emeritus at Oceanside (sidewalk in front)
Parking: Ample street parking is available on Thunder Drive north of Lake Blvd.
For more information: www.facebook.com/hazelsarmy