Chapter Chatter: Jose Maria Amador Chapter Takes Part in “No Regrets” Bay Area Tour

Two members of the Jose Maria Amador Chapter, Pleasanton, CA, were able to take part in the “No Regrets” tour when it came through the Bay Area.

Sidney Walton, one of America’s oldest WWII vets, seen at this year’s Super Bowl Coin Toss, is on a nationwide No Regrets Tour, visiting all 50 states and meeting all 50 governors, in a campaign to raise awareness of the rapidly dwindling number of WWII vets. He regrets to this day missing an opportunity to meet some of the last veterans of the Civil War. So far Sidney has been able to visit 32 states. Sydney lives in San Diego and due to Covid-19 concerns made his trip to the Bay Area via a Buick Enclave specially wrapped with photos of Sidney past and present. The local caravan started in San Jose stopped at San Francisco’s City Hall for a brief presentation and then headed on to Mill Valley where the caravan ended at the Mill Valley City Hall.

Regent Cindi Newbold and Registrar Jane Ullrich were happy to represent our Pleasanton DAR chapter and Newbold remarked, “My participation in The No Regrets Tour offered a safe and meaningful opportunity to honor not only Sidney Walton, but all of our WWII veterans. I believe it’s important to our veterans to have evidence that their fellow citizens remember their sacrifices and remain grateful for that service to our country.”

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