Patriotic artist David SchwARTZ will unveil his newest painting “The Will to Live, The Will to Serve” at the 10th Annual Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair today, Nov. 10, during the 8:30 a.m.opening ceremony at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel.
This year’s painting honors the late Army Cpl. Tiber “Ted” Rubin, Holocaust survivor and Medal of Honor recipient.
SchwARTZ is best known for his controversial use of American flags as canvas for his one of a kind pieces, who creates exclusive paintings with unique themes for the job fair each year. This year’s flag was given to SchwARTZ by the Rubin family. The flag was originally gifted to Corporal Rubin by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez during his Medal of Honor recognition by President George W. Bush in 2005.
More than 1,000 veterans from local military bases who have returned from active duty will participate in the job fair, hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) in partnership with the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
The job fair gives veteran job seekers priority access to 86 employers at 9 a.m. Employers will be taking resumes, interviewing candidates, and hiring at the event. The fair will then be opened to the public at 10:00a.m.
The job fair is taking place in the grand ballroom, located at 21850 Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills.
“Events like these are a critical part of The Valley Economic Alliance’s effort to strengthen our economy, support our brave veterans and build a more innovative San Fernando Valley,” said Kenn Phillips, president and CEO of TVEA.
Retired U.S. Army Capt. Robert Huntley, now deputy director of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will be speaking on behalf of Rubin family. The program also includes remarks by Patrick Henning Jr., director of EDD; and Vito Imbasciani, Secretary of California Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information, visit www.thevalley.net or call (818) 379-7000.