18 Years of Giving. 18 Years of Honoring. An Event Dedicated in Memory of Bobby Price.
Founded in 2001 by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2111, The Chula Vista Veterans Walk has been improving the Chula Vista Veterans Home quality of life for residents in many ways.
The Veterans Home in Chula Vista is the Southern most facility for Veterans and has a 400 bed capacity. The event brings materials and services unavailable due to gaps and periodic cuts in state and federal budgets. Since the first walk, the cause has become more self-evident due to the many budgetary restrictions that arise each year from new demands that our legislators are forced to tackle to ensure our state and federal services and initiatives are maintained.
Triggered by shared goals of assisting our veterans in their twilight years and vowing to never forget their sacrifices toward freedom, several Veterans Organizations have come together in support of this shared endeavor. Joining the Veterans of Foreign wars, veterans from Us4Warriors Foundation, The American Legion, Marine Corps League, Fleet Reserves Association, United States Submarine Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Elks Lodge and other have assembled to help out and ensure the event’s success.
In Memory of Bobby Price
LT Bobby Russell Price, USN(Retired) was a true patriot who served his country with pride, loyalty and distinction. A force for positive change in the veteran community, he made lasting contributions through his work with The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, and Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation. In 2008, he was named the City of Chula Vista and San Diego County Veteran of the Year. In 2011, he was elected to lead the VFW Department of California as State Commander. Bobby departed for Post Everlasting on November 2nd, 2012. He was one of the founding members of this event.