American Legion Post 642 (Stevens Creek) Cupertino, California


Supporting Veterans in Our Local Community

Last week the Post Commander Vince and the 1st Vice Commander Arturp had a chance to present to the De Anza Student Veterans Group a $2000 check from our Post to support the many De Anza Student Veterans as they work towards their AA degree. The monies were from proceeds of the Wreaths Across America event from 2023. Our Post always uses those funds to support various Veterans Groups. We have supported the De Anza Student Veterans in the past, and this year we have been working closely with Jose Barrazavilla, a student and a member of our Post, Lan Troung and Bertha Sanchez who are Counselors for Veterans Services at De Anza. The monies will be used to provide Veterans sandwich vouchers, snacks and other supplies at the  Student Veterans Center which is located at Seminar-3 Building on campus. The Veterans students tend to spend a lot of time there during the day to study, meet with the counselors, link up with fellow Veteran students and utilize computers and other high-tech items.


Here is a picture of the donation presentation, (L-R) Bertha, Jose, Vince, and Arturo.




Post 642 Who We Are

Welcome to the American Legion Post 642 (Stevens Creek) website. Stevens Creek Post 642 in Cupertino has been a post for 60 years in the city of Cupertino, serving the Cupertino and nearby communities of West San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the western part of Unincorporated Santa Clara County. As a Veterans service organization our principal goal is taking care of Veterans., their families, the youth and the overall community.  We currently have 70 members and are actively recruiting to expand our membership, so that we can continue to support Veterans and the community like we have for the past 60 years. 

Post 642 sponsors the Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery each December. Additionally the Post is involved in the Cupertino Veterans Day Ceremony, the Memorial Day Ceremony and other Veteran related events.  Our Post supports the hospitalized Veterans at the Palo Alto VA with BBQ’s during the summer months for the shut in patients. Provide supplies and other items that the hospitalized patients need, conduct hospital visits and financial assistance to the Fisher House (I & II) and the Defenders Lodge.

We have a close relationship with the Veterans Students of America Chapter at De Anza College, providing the Veteran students with financial support such as supplies and scholarships. We are involved in our community schools participating in the Monta Vista High School Breakfast with Veterans project and with Miller Middle School Veterans Day Ceremony and in classroom discussions. Additionally we provide scholarships to High School Seniors for their first year of college or trade schools.


Our Post meetings are held on the first Monday of each month unless it falls on an observed Federal holiday (then it gets moved to the second Monday). We have a social hour beginning at 1800 hrs. where we serve food and refreshments for the members and guest at no charge, this is a great chance to meet up with fellow members in a laid back atmoshere. Following the social hour, our business meeting starts at 1900 hrs. We encourage you to stop by and check out our Post and meet our members.



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