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City of Oakley’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony
Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Please join us this Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Civic Center Park for the City of Oakley’s 7th Annual Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony.
The City of Oakley will hold its 7th Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony on Sunday, November 11th at Civic Center Park (3231 Main St) beginning at 11:00 am.
This years program will include the Presentation of Colors, student essays, rifle salute and taps. This years program will also include the Freedom High School Marching band.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Army Command Sergeant Major Randy Wingate. CSM Wingate entered Army service at Ft. Benning Georgia in 1990. In the year 200, CSM Wingate attended Special Forces selection and assessment where he was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, which he graduated in 2002, earning his Green Beret. CSM Wingate has been deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
CSM Wingate has been awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation with “V” device, Combat Infantry Badge, US Parachutist Badge, Japanese Parachutist Badge, Thai Parachutist Badge, and several other Army awards. CSM Wingate recently graduated the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Advisor Course.
Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday honoring all armed services veterans. This day also commemorates the 1918 signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I between Germany and the Allied nations.