Martinez, CA – Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors honors veterans and invites the community to the 101st Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:00 am in Board Chambers at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA.
This free celebration event will feature a color guard ceremony, a special poetry reading, and keynote speaker Jeffrey Jewell, U.S. Air Force Veteran who recently retired as the Director of the Concord Vet Center. He has served veterans across Contra Costa County and throughout Northern California for nearly 20 years.
“On this Veterans Day, we express our profound gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” said Board Chair, Supervisor John Gioia. “We honor these heroes who protect the ideals of freedom and democracy.”
“The Board of Supervisors thanks all veterans and their families, and recognize the work of veterans’ services organizations, including the County’s Veterans Service Office,” Gioia said.
Following the Veterans Day Ceremony 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) in Martinez for lunch.
Shuttles for free transportation to and from the event at Board Chambers in Martinez will be available in east, west and south Contra Costa County. Please call (925) 313-1481 for shuttle times and details.