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Local Memorial Day Observances-May 25

May 18, 2015 09:48AM, Published by Jennifer Neys, Categories: Community




Memorial Day Observance in Pleasant Hill

The annual Memorial Day observance and ceremony in Pleasant Hill takes place at the soldier’s monument, Boyd Road and Contra Costa Boulevard at 1pm. Elected officials from the federal, state, county and city governments are invited to speak. A firing party will be firing a salute.  Recorded music will be heard throughout the program.  Refreshments will be available following the observance.  A tent and chairs are available for your comfort.  Please come and reflect your recognition of the sacrifices our veterans have made. 

Memorial Day Observance in Martinez

In Martinez, a 2-part ceremony will begin at the Alhambra Cemetery at 9am with a benediction, placing of the wreath, and the pledge of allegiance and will resume at the All Veterans Monument at Berrellesa Street and Alhambra Ave. at 10am. The ceremonies at the All Veterans Monument will include a Memorial Day Message presented by E.J. Chuck Kohler; Remembrance by Richard Philbrook, Martinez Veterans Commission, with musical selection by the Martinez Community Choir, Sara Stafford, Director.

Memorial Day Observance in Walnut Creek

The City of Walnut Creek will honor the memories of those who gave their lives in service to our country at a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Civic Park.

Keynote speakers Dick DuBey and Gayle Vassar will share stories of two young men who lost their lives in Vietnam. This year is the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the ground war in Vietnam.

DuBey, a Rossmoor resident, will read excerpts from some of the dozens of letters Kenneth Hirst wrote to his family while in Vietnam. Hirst, a Marine Lance Corporal, was killed in action in May 1967. Hirst’s sister, Kathy Davison of Walnut Creek, made the letters available to honor her brother’s memory

Vassar, the City’s Communications and Outreach Manager, will talk about the loss of her uncle David Bujalski, a West Point graduate who was killed in action in 1967, and for whom Bujalski Field at Fort Huachuca, Arizona is named.

DuBey served a combined 27 years in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve, and is well known in Walnut Creek for his leadership as the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer training coordinator. He served primarily as an instructor/trainer and the Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Basic Combat Training and Combat Engineer Training Brigades in the 98th Division, located in Buffalo, NY from 1962 to 1981. He then served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 6237th USAR Training School located at Camp Parks in Pleasanton, CA. from 1982 until his voluntary separation from duty in 1987. He officially retired from the Army Reserve in March of 1998.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Civic Park gazebo and include patriotic music performed by the Walnut Creek Concert Band. The ceremony will conclude with the laying of wreaths at the Veterans Memorial Plaza across from Civic Park. 

For further information, contact Jennifer Ruane at ruane@walnut-creek.org.



May 2015 Local Memorial Day Observances


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    Registration is now open for this intensive camp is for 4th-8th grade boys and girls. This skills...


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    Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, th...


  • NELL ROBINSON and JIM NUNALLY BAND

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    Nell Robinson - vocals Jim Nunally - guitar/ vocals Pete Grant - pedal steel Jim Kerwin - bas...


  • OPCC Volleyball

    06/02/2017
    12:00AM

    Registration is now open for this intensive camp is for 4th-8th grade boys and girls. This skills...


  • Happy Hour & A Half

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    Live music with THE NEW FRANTICS No cover charge Beverage discount Doors open 4:00


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    08:00PM — 10:30PM

    Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, th...


  • OPCC Volleyball

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    Registration is now open for this intensive camp is for 4th-8th grade boys and girls. This skills...


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  • JINX JONES & THE KINGTONES

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