Take a few minutes out of your Monday to honor those who’ve served their country.
A number of communities in and around the 24/680 corridor plan events to mark the day.
The City of Walnut Creek’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr. The keynote speaker is retired Army medic Steve Cram, a Vietnam Veteran who served as a helicopter pilot and physician for Saigon Hospital.
The Town of Danville will host a Veterans Day Open House, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fri. – Mon., Nov. 9 – 11, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. The event will honor veterans and thank the community for supporting the new Veterans Memorial Building for the San Ramon Valley. There will be military displays including, uniformed mannequins, field gear, vehicles, weapons and living history personnel and staff from veterans organizations to answer questions. For information, call 925-314-3400.
Moraga Boy Scout Troops 212, 234, and 246, along with other community members will honor Veterans Day, 9 – 10 a.m., at Moraga Commons Park, 1425 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga.
The USS Hornet Museum will host a Veterans Day ceremony, including the traditional wreath toss over the fantail of the ship at 11 a.m., at the museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3. Regular museum admission applies. For ticket prices and information, visit http://www.uss-hornet.org/visit/hours/.
The Hornet will offer free admission to veterans with valid military ID, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Sun., Nov. 11 – 17,. There is also a special Hornet Anniversary Living Ship Day and Veterans Day ceremony planned, 1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 16. For information call (510) 521-8448.
A special Veterans Day event is planned along Richmond’s historic waterfront, featuring a salute both the military and Bay Area home front heroes, including the women who supported Richmond’s vital role in World War II history. The event is scheduled 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., on the dock next to the SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Blvd., Richmond.
The celebration will feature a reflection on Richmond’s wartime history, a memorial flower toss, tours of the Riggers Loft, Red Oak Victory ship and surrounding attractions, musical entertainment by the JACS and an advance look at how the Richmond waterfront is starting to be reborn.