Date(s) – 11/07/2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors Chambers
(Martinez, CA) – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will honor Veterans during the Annual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Board Chambers at 1025 Escobar St., in Martinez.
The keynote speaker is Vietnam veteran James Hill. Hill served as an Army Infantry Officer in Vietnam and received several awards. His final rank was Captain. James also serves as Vice President of Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley, and he is active with the National Pathfinder Association and Vietnam Helicopter Museum.
“On this Veterans Day, we express our profound gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our Veterans and their families,” said Board Chair District I Supervisor John Gioia. “We honor these heroes who protect the ideals of freedom and democracy. We also celebrate and acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.”
The celebration event will also feature a color guard ceremony by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputies. Veterans Service Office staff member Michael Beveridge will perform the You’ll Never Walk Alone and National Anthem.
This year, the ceremony will feature a special recognition for the 50th commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War and the withdrawal of U.S. ground troops from Vietnam.
To learn more about the Veterans Day Ceremony, visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6035 on the Contra Costa County website. The community can also watch the event live online at www.contracosta.ca.gov/6086 or www.contracostatv.org. The celebration will broadcast live on Contra Costa Television channels: Comcast Channel 27, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and Astound Channels 32 and 1027.
Contra Costa County is home to more than 45,000 veterans. The Board of Supervisors thanks all veterans for their service, recognizes the families who support veterans every day and honors all Veteran’s Service Organizations for their continued service to the community.
Please contact Contra Costa County Veterans Service Officer Joshua Zebley at (925) 313-1481 for any questions about this year’s event.