November 8, 2013   
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11
Join me in honoring our remarkable veterans 
I hope you'll join me in honoring the men and women who have served our country in the military on Veterans Day this Monday, November 11. 

Several events are planned for West County, and on Tuesday, November  12, our regular Board of Supervisor's meeting includes a Veterans Day ceremony. I'm pleased to be among the officials, community and military leaders speaking at many of these events. And I'm proud of the County's leadership in providing compassionate assistance to all of our veterans, in my district and throughout the County.

Take a look:  


Monday, November 11  

What: Veterans Day Information Seminar,
free all-day event with counseling; and claims, employment and housing assistance for veterans. Sponsored by the Richmond Veterans Collaborative. 
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Richmond Veterans Hall,
923 23rd Street
For more: Rochelle Monk or ay 510-620-6511

What: USS Red Oak Victory Ship Veterans Day celebration; a free celebration on the historic Victory Ship, with refreshments, speeches, a memorial flower toss into the bay. Family friendly. Sponsored by the Richmond Museum Association.
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6-A at the Port of Richmond.
For more: 510-235-7387 (Richmond museum)or 510-237-2933 (Red Oak ship), or the museum's website.

What: Pinole Historical Society's Veterans Day Memorial,
with traditional flag retirement ceremony, singing, tributes, school groups.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Fernandez Park, Pinole
For more: Jeff Rubin or at 510-789-8812 (cell); 510-724-9507 (office)

What: El Cerrito Veterans Day Flag Placing (on veterans' graves), with youth groups, breakfast refreshments. Flags supplied. Sponsored by the El Cerrito Lions Club. 
When: 8 a.m.
Where: Sunset View Cemetery, 101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito.
For more: Barbara Renteria at 510-237-0374.
Tuesday, November 12

Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Veterans Day Ceremony,
theme - honoring Korean War Veterans, music and tributes.
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Board Chamber, 651 Pine Street, Martinez
For more: County event webpage, or Veterans Service Office at 925-313-1481


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John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone (New Phone Number) 
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