By Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia,
I hope you’ll join me in honoring the men and women who have served our country in the military on Veterans Day, November 11. Numerous events are planned, including at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting Nov. 10.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
What: Board of Supervisors ceremony, focus on Vietnam Veterans; keynote speaker: author, photographer and Vietnam Veteran Steve Burchik.
When: 11 a.m. to noon, Nov. 10
Where: Board of Supervisors Chamber, 651 Pine Street, Martinez
Wednesday, Nov. 11
What: Veterans Resource Fair, Richmond — assistance with healthcare, housing, education. Children’s acitivities. For veterans, their families, the community.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11
Where: 934 Maine Avenue, Richmond
For more: 510-233-9313, 510-593-6006, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Pinole Historical Society’s Veterans Day Memorial, with traditional flag retirement ceremony, singing, tributes, school groups.
When: 11 a.m. to noon. (Noon luncheon for veterans at the Pinole Senior Center, for details call 510-784-9802.) November 11
Where: Fernandez Park, Pinole
What: El Cerrito Veterans Day Flag Placing (on veterans’ graves), with youth groups. Refreshments. Flags supplied. Sponsored by the El Cerrito Lions Club.
When: 8 a.m., November 11
Where: Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito.
For more: (510) 237-0374.
This post first appeared in Supervisor John Gioia’s email newsletter.