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.
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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.
Where: Richmond Veterans Hall, 923 23rd Street
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.
510-235-7387 (Richmond museum)or 510-237-2933 (Red Oak ship), or the museum's website.
with traditional flag retirement ceremony, singing, tributes, school groups.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Fernandez Park, Pinole
: 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.