Richmond -- The historic World War II cargo ship SS Red Oak Victory will again host the city's Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at dockside at 1337 Canal Blvd. in the Port of Richmond. The ceremony will include music, remarks and a laying of flowers in memory of those who served.
Preceding the ceremony will be coffee at 10 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting at the newly rehabilitated Rigger's Loft, one of the historic buildings of the World War II Kaiser shipyards.
Lunch will be available after the ceremony at a barbecue fundraiser, and acrylic paintings by award-winning artist Tom Bottomley, a longtime volunteer on the restoration of the Red Oak Victory, will be offered in exchange for donations of $25 to $150 to the ship's operating fund.
"Among the more than two dozen paintings available are several acrylic sketches suitable for framing," says the Richmond Museum of History. "Bottomley currently has four paintings on display at the El Cerrito Department of Motor Vehicles office and one at the El Cerrito Library."
There will also be ranger-led tours of the former Shipyard No. 3.
For details and directions call 510-237-2933.