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Veterans Day Programs and Observances

Nov 07, 2018 09:13PM

Veterans Day Programs and Observances


Pleasant Hill 

Celebrate veterans and thank them for their service at the Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, on November 10, from 10am-3pm. This family-friendly event with food (barbecue), music and games, including a bouncy house, bocce ball, football, basketball and more is hosted by the VALOR Center at John F. Kennedy University and the Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill. It is open to all.


The Contra Costa County Veterans Monument at Boyd Road and Contra Costa Blvd in Pleasant Hill will be open for viewing from 10am - 2 pm on November 11. Recorded music will be played throughout the period and questions about the Monument's history will be answered. All will be welcome to honor the service of our veterans.



2018 Veterans Day Program will be held Monday, November 12. Ceremonies begin at 10am at the Alhambra Cemetery with a benediction, placing of the wreath, and posting of the colors by the Sea Cadets. Ceremonies resume at 11am at Ignacio Plaza, 525 Henrietta Street, Martinez. Messages will be delivered by U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson and Mark DeSaulnier, California Senator Bill Dodd, and District 5 Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover or their designees and will precede the Veterans Day message, remembrance, and another musical selection. 

The ceremonies will conclude with a 21-gun salute by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and Tap. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served at the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Court Street. The community is invited to attend. 

Walnut Creek

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11am on Sunday, November 11, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. The ceremony will include a musical concert of patriotic songs, including a salute to all the branches of the US Armed Forces by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Harvey Benstein. Mayor Justin Wedel will lead the Walnut Creek Veterans Day event. The free, hour-long ceremony is open to the public.


Veterans Day 5K Run & Walk November 11

Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union presents the Concord 5000 5K Run/Walk.