10 a.m. Oak View Memorial Park, 2500 E. 18th St. Includes gun salute, dove release, speakers, patriotic music. For more information, contact Tony Fettig at 925-759-1586.
23rd annual observance, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Flagpole Monument, Oak and Main streets. A HUEY helicopter will be on display; another will fly over the monument at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Lt. Jerry Novakovich, Post 1525 VFW, and Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 264.
A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. at historic St. Stephen's Catholic Cemetery, Monument Boulevard and Monument Court. Parking is on Monument Court.
11 a.m. to noon. Ceremony sponsored by the Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley and the town will be held by the All Wars Memorial in Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road. There will be a pre-event concert at 10:30 a.m., followed by more music, speakers, singer Diane Nagy and three local veterans speaking about their service experiences. Parking is available at Monte Vista High School.
10 a.m., Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary, 2099 Reliez Valley Road. Service will include honor guard, retiring of the flag, taps and a bagpiper. 925-935-3311.
Observance by VFW Post 7265. 10 a.m. Roselawn Cemetery, 1240 N. Livermore Ave.; 11 a.m. St, Michael's Cemetery, 3885 East Ave.; 11:30 a.m. Memory Gardens, 3873 East Ave. Ceremony includes laying of wreath, bagpipers, color guard and 21-gun salute. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Gerdes, commander of Camp Parks, will speak.
9 a.m. at Alhambra Cemetery, Carquinez Scenic Drive. There will be a benediction, placing of wreath and Sea Cadets posting colors. The service resumes at 10 a.m. at All-Veterans Monument, Berrellesa Street at Alhambra Avenue with public officials, message, patriotic music, 21-gun salute and taps. Brunch follows at Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Court St.
United Veterans Council, Inc. ceremony: 10 a.m., Pittsburg Veterans Memorial, Harbor Street. Presented by the Disabled American Veterans Council Chapter 154, American Legion Post 151 and the Veterans Of Foreign Was Post 1858. RSVP: 925-432-9252, firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-759-3444, email@example.com.
1 p.m., Soldiers Monument, Contra Costa Boulevard at Boyd Road. There will be state county and local guest speakers, massing of colors of veterans organizations, color guard, Military History Preservation Society firing party for 21-gun salute and taps. A recorded musical tribute is planned with refreshments after the ceremony. A tent and chairs will be provided.
Observance at 10:30 a.m. in the Senior Center garden, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Hosted by American Legion Post 237 with assistance from VFW Post 6298. Music by Pleasanton Community Concert Band, keynote speaker Army Col. Paul Marmon of Camp Parks. Ceremony ends at noon with a 21-gun salute.
Observance and Memorial Wall unveiling 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Resource Veterans Program offices, 934 Maine Ave. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue lunch and activities until 4 p.m. Details: 510-593-6006.
11:30 a.m. to noon. During San Ramon's Art and Wind Festival at the Chevron Stage at Central Park, Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard. The city will do a Memorial Day recognition with a color guard, patriotic music and a poem by the city's poet laureate, Kathy Moore.
10 a.m., Civic Park, Civic Drive and Broadway. Roxane Langevin, the mother of Sean Langevin, who was killed in a November 2007 ambush attack in Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker. Sean Langevin was posthumously awarded two Bronze Stars. The ceremony also will include the unveiling of plaques that list the names of Walnut Creek residents who gave their lives in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Music will be provided by the Walnut Creek Concert Band, under the direction of Harvey Benstein.