Memorial Day Events
05/21/2013 04:32:10 PM PDT
Antioch 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. For information, call 925-584-6650, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to art4antioch.org/memorialday.asp.
Oakley 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 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 to construct. Bricks are $125 each. People also can buy commemorative benches for $3,000. For information, call 925-625-7000.
Bay Point 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. For information, call 925-458-1601 or email email@example.com.
Pittsburg 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.