Memorial Day Celebration -- 11 a.m. May 27. A ceremony to remember those who died in the service of this nation will take place in Veterans Memorial Park, Island and Doolittle drives by the Bay Farm Island Bridge. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Karl Schultz will speak. For details, call 510-521-8302.
USS Hornet Pays Tribute to Veterans -- 1 p.m. May 27, at the Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3. The USS Hornet Museum will recognize veterans during a special Memorial Day ceremony onboard the aircraft carrier with musical performances featuring the Hornet Band and The Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps beginning at 11 a.m. The service will include a special invocation by retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chaplain John Berger with a special wreath-tossing ceremony off the ship and the presentation of Colors by the Boy Scouts of America. For ticket cost and details, call 510-521-8448 or go to www.uss-hornet.org.
Memorial Day Celebration and Student Awards Presentation -- 9:30 a.m. May 27, Oak View Cemetery, 2500 E. 18th St. Remembering lives sacrificed for freedom. Guest speakers, special displays, music featuring the Deer Valley High School Band, soloists, motorcycle convoy of veterans and clubs and student award presentation for the Memorial Day Scholarship Program. First-place winners will read essays. Call 925-584-6650, email email@example.com, or go to art4antioch.org/memorialday.asp.
Spring Derby, Parade & Festival -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. Activities include a Memorial Day observance, Bay Point Garden Club Spring Derby Parade down Willow Pass Road, ending at the community center with the festival. Call 925-458-1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day program -- 10 a.m. May 27. Begins at the Clayton flagpole, at Main and Oak streets downtown. Call 925-628-9508 or email email@example.com.
Memorial Day service -- 10 a.m. May 27, at St. Stephen's Cemetery, 2701 Monument Court, Concord. The Rev. Michael Cunningham speaks. The event is sponsored by Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Call 925-686-3917.
Memorial Day program -- Noon May 27, during KidFest at Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St. U.S. Marine color guard, Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC and patriotic songs.
Memorial Day celebration -- 11 a.m., Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road. Organized by Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley, the event will have live patriotic music and guest speakers, including Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani, and tributes to Tri-Valley service members who have died. There will be flyovers by a P-51 Mustang fighter and Vietnam-era UH-1 "Huey" helicopter.
Annual remembrance -- 110th annual Memorial Day Celebration begins at 11 a.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery. Program includes veterans groups, local Scout troops and Sea Cadets, as well as the Hayward Municipal Band and a helicopter flyover. Lone Tree Cemetery, 24591 Fairview Ave. For details, call 510-582-1274.
Memorial Day Ceremony -- 1:30 p.m. May 27, at the Chapel of the Chimes, Memorial Park and Mortuary, 32992 Mission Blvd. Master of Ceremony Roger Narcisco, League of Filipino American Veterans and many honored guests. A celebration to support and honor the troops, and refreshments will be served after the service. Call 510-471-3363 or go to http://hayward.chapelofthechimes.com.
Ceremonies -- American Legion Post 47 will host flag-raising ceremonies May 27 at the west end of Roselawn Cemetery, 1204 N. Livermore Ave. The flag will be raised to half-staff at 9 a.m., full-staff at noon, and retired at 4:30 p.m. Ceremonies to be held with the Livermore Valley VFW Post 7265 at Roselawn at 10 a.m., at Memory Gardens Cemetery on East Avenue at 11 a.m., and at St. Michael's Cemetery at noon. At each, Boy Scouts will play taps; there will be speakers and the placing of wreaths.
Ceremonies -- Begin at 9 a.m. at Alhambra Cemetery with a benediction, placing of wreath and reciting Pledge of Allegiance. Ceremonies resume at 10 a.m. at the All Veterans Monument at Berrellesa Street and Alhambra Avenue. There will be messages from Mayor Rob Schroder, a letter from Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, and a Memorial Day message from Lt. Col. Lisa Maloney, 440th Security Forces Squadron Commander. Conclude with 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 29 and VFW Post 1351, with taps by Jennifer Oertel. Refreshments follow at Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Court St.
92nd Annual Memorial Day Commemoration -- 10 a.m. May 27, at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave., at the second fountain on the main avenue of the cemetery, complimentary refreshments will follow the ceremony. Docent Dennis Evanosky will lead a guided tour of the refurbished Civil War plot and other areas of notables that are buried in the cemetery. Go to www.mountainviewcemetery.org.
Memorial Day Mass -- 11 a.m. May 27, at St. Mary's Cemetery, 4529 Howe Street. Call 510-654-0936.
Memorial Day Ceremony -- 11 a.m. May 27, at Evergreen Cemetery, 6450 Camden St. Call 510-632-1602.
Memorial Day Observance Ceremony -- 10:30 a.m. May 25, Civic Center Park, 3231 Main St. Honoring veterans with song, bells and a gun salute. In addition, there will be a flag presentation, music with the Freedom High School choir, a wreath placement and a recognition of military personnel who were prisoners of war or who never came home. Keynote speaker is Tom Karas, commander of Antioch's Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Remember past and current military members by buying engraved bricks for the veterans memorial the city is planning. Bricks are $125 each. People also can buy commemorative benches for $3,000. Call 925-625-7000.
Memorial Day Ceremony -- 11 a.m. May 27 at Veterans Memorial in Fernandez Park on Tennent Avenue, next to the theater. Ceremony followed by barbecue lunch in the park.
Memorial Day Ceremony -- 10 a.m. May 27, Veterans Memorial, Small World Park, 2551 Harbor St. There will be a presentation to honor veterans and remarks by elected officials. Sponsored by American Legion Post 151, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 154 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1868. Ben Johnson, 925-759-3444.
Observance -- Begins at 1 p.m. May 27, at Soldiers Monument, at the corner of Boyd Road and Contra Costa Boulevard. Address by Ensign Zachary Dahlke, of the 2013 graduation class of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. His sister, Annie, performs the national anthem. Elected officials scheduled to speak include Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of education; state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier; Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla; county Supervisors Karen Mitchoff and Candace Anderson; Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael Harris; and Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva. Color Guard Naval Sea Cadets open the program, followed by veteran organization's color bearers. The firing party is the Military History Preservation Group. Recorded music and refreshments at the conclusion.
Memorial Day observance -- Begins 11 a.m. Monday at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Hosted by American Legion Post 237 and VFW Post 6298. Pleasanton Community Band will pay from 10:30 a.m. until start of program with Speaker Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, commanding general of the California National Guard. A free barbecue to be held afterward at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St.
Dedication ceremony -- The Blue Star Memorial marker at the SS Red Oak Victory ship will be rededicated at a ceremony sponsored by the Richmond Museum Association and the El Cerrito Garden Club at 1337 Canal Blvd. in the Port of Richmond. The observance next to the historic World War II ship will start with refreshments at 10 a.m. and patriotic music by Red Oak JACS at 10:30 a.m. The dedication ceremony is at 11 a.m. The event is free, but any donations will be gratefully accepted. Call 510-237-2933.
Flag ceremony -- A flag ceremony and remarks to remember veterans is planned for 11:30 a.m. May 27 on the main stage during the Art and Wind Festival at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd.
Memorial Day ceremony -- Ceremony with focus on those lost during the Vietnam War, begins at 10 a.m. May 27 at the gazebo at Civic Park, corner of North Broadway and Civic Drive. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Barton J. Gilbert will be the keynote speaker; music by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Harvey Benstein. Corner of North Broadway and Civic Drive, downtown Walnut Creek.