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Veterans Day Ceremonies in Contra Costa County

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Here is a rundown of Veterans Day ceremonies and events around Contra Costa County this weekend.

Nov 10

Veterans Groups Hold Open House November 10-12 in Danville

The Town of Danville and the service organizations of the Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley invite you to a weekend open house to commemorate Veterans Day, as well as a celebration event. The open house will be November 10-12, and the Veterans Day celebration will be November 11.

All are invited to visit the Veterans Memorial Building for the Open House featuring a space themed pop-up museum. This year’s  theme is “Space & Robotics” and will feature Space Force, NASA exhibits, working droids, Star Wars reenactors and more. Admission is free and the museum will be open Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UH-1 Huey Helicopter and a Fighter Jet Cockpit from the USS Hornet Museum will be displayed outside the building along with droids, robots and more inside.

The community is also invited to a ceremony honoring our veterans, which will take place Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building Main Hall.

Parking is available on surrounding public streets and in all downtown Municipal Parking Lots. To accommodate the large outdoor displays, parking around the Veterans Memorial Building will be restricted for open house related activities from 3 p.m. November 9 through 9 p.m. November 12. A map showing parking restrictions is available online.

The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 400 Hartz Ave. In Danville. For event information, visit vmbsrv.org .

Richmond – Veterans Resource Program Veterans Day Celebration Friday, November 10th, 10:30am-2:30pm, 934 Maine Ave, Richmond, CA

Nov 11 – Veterans Day Ceremonies


City of Antioch – It all starts at the Antioch Veterans Memorial at 8am with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Antioch Rivertown Veterans Lions Club. Our Veteran’s Day Ceremony starts at 9:30 am. This year’s Speaker is US Army Veteran Gary Bostick. The downtown Parade starts at 11:00 am.

City of Brentwood – Join the City of Brentwood and the VFW 10789 at Veterans Park (3841 Balfour Rd) at 10:30 am to support veterans, hear from guest speakers, a vocalist and tribute which includes a rifle salute.

City of Concord – Honoring Korean Veterans on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War Special Guest Jake Larson, US Army WWII D-Day, Battle of the Bulge Join VFW Post 1525, its Auxiliary and the Cities of Concord and Clayton to honor all those who have served. Please Bring your own chair. 11:00 am at Todos Santos Park.

Town of Danville – The community is also invited to a ceremony honoring our veterans, which will take place Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building Main Hall.

City of El Cerrito – El Cerrito Lions Club Flag Placement Ceremony 8:30am-9:30am on November 11th at Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Ave.

City of Martinez – flag raising ceremony at Alhambra Pioneer Cemetery while they have a full ceremony at Ignacio Plaza

City of Oakley – Join the City of Oakley for its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, 11/11, at 11 (am) in Civic Center Plaza (3231 Main Street) to honor those who have served. This event will include a performance by the Freedom High School Band, keynote speakers, and more.

City of Pinole – Pinole Veterans Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony (sponsored by the City of Pinole and the Pinole Historical Society), 11am – Noon on Saturday, November 11th at Fernandez Park.

City of Walnut Creek – The City of Walnut Creek will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m.  The commemoration will take place in the Hoffman Theater at the Lesher Center for the Arts, and is free to the public.  The Lesher Center for the Arts is at 1601 Civic Drive. Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva will host the event. The keynote speaker will be Elena Kim. Kim served as a Human Intelligence Collector in the United States Army from 2005 through 2010 in conjunction with Operation Iraqi Freedom.  She is currently the Director of the County Veterans Service Office in San Francisco.  She also is an Associate Producer and Co-Host of “Veterans Voices,” a monthly television show covering topics of interest to veterans throughout Contra Costa County. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “service,” and the program will pay tribute to those honorable men and women who have served our country. The ceremony will feature musical selections provided by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Matthew Sadowski, including the traditional salute to each of the armed forces

Mount Diablo Summit Beacon

Photo: Mount Diablo Summit Beacon, the “Eye of Diablo,” by Stephen Joseph

Save Mount Diablo to Light Beacon

To honor Veterans Day, Save Mount Diablo will be lighting the Beacon atop Mount Diablo’s summit this Saturday evening. They  usually only light the Beacon three times a year, so try to catch a glimpse on Veterans Day!

If you have any other veterans Day event or related activities, please email [email protected]

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