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Veterans Day Programs and Observances

Oct 29, 2015 03:49PM ● Published by Jennifer Neys

In Maritnez

We invite you to attend two Veterans Day ceremonies in honor and gratitude of veterans who have served our country. At 10am the Veterans Commission will host a ceremony at the Pioneer Cemetery on Carquinez Scenic Drive, and at 11am an extended ceremony will take place at the All Veterans Monument, at the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Berrellesa Street. The programs will include bagpipe music, prayer, flag raising, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Jennifer Oretel playing Taps. Martinez Veterans Chair Shane Bower will be the master of ceremonies.

In Pleasant Hill

The County Veterans Monument, located in Pleasant Hill at the intersection of Boyd Road and Contra Costa Blvd, will be open for viewing on November 11 from 10am until 2pm to honor the service of local veterans. This is an informal observance without speakers and all are welcome. Recorded music will be played throughout the period, and small U.S. flags will be distributed to youth in attendance. 

In Walnut Creek

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Frankel will be the keynote speaker at Walnut Creek’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. There is no charge for admission

Lieutenant Colonel Frankel has deployed in support of Operations Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He drafted the Air Force Concept of Operations for the movement of captured detainees from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to the detention facility at Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and subsequently led the first 36 of those missions.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Life Saving Medal from the City of Berkeley Police Department.

Frankel continues to serve as the commander of the 349th Security Forces Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, at Travis Air Force Base. As the commander of this 89-member squadron, he ensures his personnel are trained, equipped and combat-ready in order to provide Air Base Defense capabilities in support of both short-notice deployments and theater Operations Plans.

The Veterans Day ceremony will include a welcome from Walnut Creek Mayor Pro Tem Loella Haskew and a musical concert of patriotic songs by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Harvey Benstein.  For further information, contact Walnut Creek City Clerk Suzie Martinez, (925) 943-5819 or smartinez@walnut-creek.org.

Grace Presbyterian Program and Concert

Grace Presbyterian Church welcomes the public at 3pm on Sunday, November 8, to its free Veterans Day program and concert, featuring patriotic music by the Ashmolean Singers of Rossmoor. Following the program, there will be a reception in the Oak Room, with an opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Photos of Grace members, friends, and family who served their country will be on display. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 2100 Tice Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek. For more information, call (925) 935-2100.

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