Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors honors veterans and invites the community to its 100th Anniversary Veterans Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 11:00 am in Board Chambers at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA.
The theme of the milestone celebration is “Honoring All Who Have Served”. The free event will feature a color guard ceremony, a special presentation, and keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Mike Hudson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), who served in the Afghanistan War and Iraq War.
“We must recognize the service and sacrifice that so many Americans have given to this country,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff. “For those whose lives have been lost, and those who risked their lives and came home to us, we truly honor you for protecting our freedom and democracy.”
“Contra Costa County is home to more than 65,000 veterans,” explained Nathan Johnson, the County’s Veterans Services Officer. “This milestone 100th annual celebration of service men and women is an expression of honor and appreciation that Bay Area veterans treasure.”
Following the Veterans Day Celebration in Board Chambers, the public can continue the celebration at the Martinez Veterans Memorial Building at 930 Ward Street (corner of Court Street and Ward Street) at approximately 12:00 pm for refreshments.
Shuttles for free transportation to and from the event at Board Chambers in Martinez will be available. Pick up and drop off locations for the shuttles include:
- Brentwood Senior Center, 193 Griffith Lane Brentwood, CA 94513
- Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804
- Supervisor Candace Andersen’s Office, 309 Diablo Road Danville, CA 94526
Please call (925) 313-1481 for shuttle times and details.