This weekend we have an opportunity to celebrate veterans in East Contra Costa and around the nation with a weekend of events in their honor. Below are a few events locally in East Contra Costa County. From Pittsburg to Discovery Bay, there is plenty of opportunity to thank a veteran.
4:00 pm: 1st Annual Veterans Benefit Jam
California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg
A free concert for Veterans to support the Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County. Hosted by Dennis Erokan, founder of BAM Magazine. This concert is for Veterans in appreciation of their service. Everyone is welcome. There are ONLY 350 seats, so be sure to get your ticket now and tell other Veterans about this event.
Featuring: The Delta Dogs, The RaveUps, The Blondies, Billy Schaub, Syria Berry and Special Guests!!
The Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County appreciates your donations – 100% of all donations go towards helping area Veterans
*Editors note, we believe the Veterans Benefit Jam event is already sold out
7:00 pm: “A Veteran’s Day Musical Salute,” presented by the Brentwood Concert Band
Brentwood Community Center 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA
Tickets are $10 for adults (children 12 and under free with paid adult) and available at the door.
For information go to: www.brentwoodconcertband.com.
8:00 am: Ceremony to Honor Veterans:
Breakfast 8 a.m., ceremony 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. Breakfast sponsored by the Pittsburg Kiwanis Club. For information, call Ben Johnson, 925-252-4850.
9:30 am: Antioch Veteran’s Day Ceremonies and Parade
9:30am: Helicopter and Ceremonies
11:00am: Parade begins at the marina and continues East down Second St.
Celebration begins with the arrival and landing of the Huey Helicopter followed by ceremonies with special guest speakers at the Veteran’s Memorial at the base of “L” Street followed immediately by the parade with floats, military vehicles, equipment, veterans, bands and classic cars.
10:00 am: Brentwood Veterans Day
Brentwood will host a Veterans Day observance at Veterans Memorial Park at 3000 Balfour Road. The event will feature musical tributes and speakers along with the traditional firing of Civil War-era artillery pieces.
11:00 am: Oakley Military Heroes Veterans Day Ceremony
Taking place at the Oakley Civic Center Plaza (next to City Hall). Our keynote speaker will be Oakley resident Lt. Col. David Cooper USMCR (ret.) and special remarks will be made by U.S. Army Veteran, Oakley Council member Doug Hardcastle. The winners of the Military Hero Essay Contest will also have the opportunity to share their work with the community. We hope everyone can join us in dedicating one hour to those that have sacrificed so much for our community and our country!
2:00 pm: Blue Star Memorial Garden Dedication
A Blue Star Memorial Marker will be dedicated by the Discovery Bay Garden Club as a permanent memorial to all veterans.
Monday, November 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Slifer Park, Newport Drive Discovery Bay, CA 94505
For additional information, please email: [email protected]