Nov 11: East Contra Costa Veterans Day Events


Here is a rundown of Veterans Day events in East Contra Costa County which includes celebrations in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley. and Pittsburg.

The El Campanil Theatre will also be hosting a free showing of Chosin, a Korean War documentary film by Brian Iglesias. The film will begin at 6:30 pm.

10477862_10205067556239369_7007749589194224870_oCity of Antioch
Join the City of Antioch beginning at 9:30 am where they will begin their Veterans Day Celebrations with the arrival and landing of the Huey Helicopter followed by Ceremonies with Special Guest Speakers at the Veterans Memorial based of “L” Street followed by a parade with floats, military vehicles and equipment, veterans, bands, and classic cars.

At 11:00 am, the parade will begin at 2nd & L Street and continue down 2nd Street ending at 2nd & E St.

10547736_10152634049898381_2694190762576546024_oCity of Oakley
The City of Oakley will unveil their new memorial at 11:00 am with a ceremony to pay tribute to veterans.
The event will take place at Oakley’s Civic Center Park located (3231 Main Street). This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Marine Corps Sgt. Nathan D. Johnson (Ret.), who served in Pakistan and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom.

City of Brentwood
The commemoration will begin at 10:30 am at Veterans Park located at 3841 Balfour Road in Brentwood.

City of Pittsburg
Pittsburg United Veterans Council
Pittsburg Senior Center
300 Presidio Lane

ChosinEl Campanil: Chosin
A Korean War documentary film by Brian Iglesias
Presented By The Contra Costa County Library System

Tuesday November 11, 2014  6:30 pm

Admission is Free and Open To All

In the winter of 1950, 15,000 U.S. troops were surrounded and trapped by 120,000 Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. Refusing surrender, the men fought 78 miles to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 civilian refugees.  More Information

Below is a list of local Veterans Day ceremonies:

Walnut Creek
City of Walnut Creek
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive

VFW Post 1525
Korean War Veterans Association and American Legion Post 331
Hillcrest Park/ Olivera Road


VFW Post 1351
American Legion Post 29 and the Martinez Veterans Commission
Alhambra Memorial/Cemetery (Carquinez Scenic Dr.) – 10-11am
All Veterans Monument (Alhambra Avenue/Bertola Street) – 11am-12pm

VFW Post 75
San Ramon Valley High School
501 Danville Boulevard

Wednesday, November 12

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (focus is Vietnam Veterans)
Las Positas College (Parking Lot B)
3000 Campus Hill Drive