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Memorial Day Observances

May 09, 2015 09:26AM ● By Becky Coburn

We invite you to join in Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 25, to honor Veterans of all wars and conflicts, to preserve the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to support those veterans who continue to serve our nation.

In Martinez, a 2-part ceremony will begin at the Alhambra Cemetery at 9am 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.

In Pleasant Hill, the Memorial Day observance will take place at the County Veterans 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.