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San Ramon Valley Vets Invite Public To Come Look – And Learn

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Veterans in the San Ramon Valley invite residents to come to the Veterans Memorial Building Veterans Day weekend for an Open House  commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive. From November 10-12, 2018,  military-themed exhibits, gathered by local residents, will be displayed in the main auditorium of the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue, as well as outside the building.

This year, the primary focus of the exhibits will be the Centennial of World War I with additional exhibits focusing on the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive, as well as Peace Support Operations.

At 11:00am on 11/11, there will be an observance of the WWI Centennial, including a bell tolling, performance by a local hand bell group, invocation, brief talk by Beverly Lane on WWI Valley Veterans, a poetry reading, and a bugle performance with a WWI bugle.

In addition to a display of the Doolittle Raid and a presentation by the USS Hornet, exhibits will also include military memorabilia from other time periods including:

  •             Extensive exhibit by the Bataan Legacy Historical Society
  •             Full size cockpit of F-8 Crusader jet (Available to climb in and view)
  •             “Huey” helicopter (Available to climb in and view)
  •             Carvings and art work by US Army combat artists
  •             Post 9/11-Global War on Terror display
  •             Aircraft Instruments and Communication gear
  •             Author’s Table featuring book signings by local military authors
  •             Children’s activities (Identify objects)
  •             Blue Star Moms (Send a postcard to current service men and women overseas)

Admission is FREE.

Event hours are:

Sat,  Nov 10       9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sun, Nov 11       9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mon, Nov 12      9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Docents will be available to guide guests around the permanent museum displays.

For more information contact:    info@stevenburchik.com

6 COMMENTS

    • It IS a rather cruel irony when you look at it that way. “The War To End All War” also proved off the mark, didn’t it?

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