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2015 Memorial Day event
May 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Memorial Day Program Best in the East Bay
The annual 2015 Memorial Day Remembrance Program is the first project undertaken by the VietNam Veterans of Diablo Valley (VNVDV), and is one of the most well attended traditional Memorial Day Celebrations in the East Bay. Coordinated with the Town of Danville and with the cooperation of the All Wars Memorial Foundation, the event traditionally draws more than a thousand community members who recognize Memorial Day not as just than a three-day holiday weekend to have a BBQ or picnic, but as a day to remember all those who have served in our armed forces and died in the name for our country.
The VNVDV invites the community to take some time on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th to bring their families to Danville’s beautiful Oak Hill Park on Stone Valley Road, next to Monte Vista High School in Danville, and join in one of the largest formal remembrances of the fallen in the East Bay. This is an open, public community event. Please join us
The seating will be set-up and open to the public at 10AM and patriotic music will begin at 10:30AM provided by the talented Danville Community Band. The actual Memorial Day Program begins at 11:00AM and is planned to run just slightly over one-hour. After the conclusion of the formal program everyone is encouraged to take time to walk around the lake in Oak Hill Park and visit the beautiful All Wars Memorial (AWM), with its granite walkway lined with over 1100 hundred pavers engraved in honor and in memory of military veterans and supporters, patriots and others. Along the walkway are five bronze panels depicting significant events in American History and a Statue of a soldier aiding and supporting the wounded. At the top of the AWM are two historic Lincoln quotes in the healing circle below the American Flag and MIA/POW Flag. Below at the base of the Memorial is the Freedom Wall with famous quotes making the All Wars Memorial an excellent site for school, scouting, history or other projects.
Mark your calendar now for Monday – May 25th and plan to be there by 10:30 to hear the Danville Community Band. Questions? Contact VNVDV Memorial Day Chair / President Raymond La Rochelle at: Ray-L@ pacbell.net. This event requires many veterans to volunteer assisting to set-up chairs and shade for the community beginning at 8AM for the arrival of guests at 10AM.