11780 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito CA 94530 510-231-8686 
eUpdate - November 5, 2018

Veterans Day is November 11!
Many ways to honor our veterans in West County. 
I hope you'll join me in honoring the men and women who have served our country in the military on Veterans Day, November 11. 

Here are the details for the numerous events planned in West County:

Wednesday, November 7

What: Contra Costa College Veterans Day Celebration
When: 9:30 am to 3 pm, November 7 
Where: Contra Costa College, Fireside Hall
More info: Event will include galleries of artifacts celebrating the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, and a presentation by the Northern California Buffalo Soldiers Troopers of the 10th Calvary Company 'G'. For info, dfranco@contracosta.edu

Friday, November 9

What: Salute to Veterans Day Event in Richmond; entertainment and support services for veterans
When: 8:30 am to 1 pm, November 9
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
For more: email celebrateveteransday@gmail.com or click here

Saturday, November 10  

What: San Pablo Veterans Day
When: 10 am to noon, November 10
Where: San Pablo City Hall, 13831 San Pablo Avenue 

Sunday, November 11 

What: Pinole Historical Society/City of Pinole Veterans Day Memorial;
traditional flag retirement ceremony, singing, school groups.
When: 11 a.m. to noon. (Noon luncheon for veterans at the Pinole Senior Center, for details call 510-784-9802.)
Where: Fernandez Park, Pinole
For more: Call 510.724.9507 or  email the Historical Society info@pinolehistoricalsociety.org

What: El Cerrito Veterans Day Flag Placing (on veterans' graves), with youth groups. 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: 510.237-0374

Tuesday, November 13 

What: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Veterans Day Celebration
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Board Chambers, 651 Pine Street, Martinez
More info: Speaker, film and honoring veterans

Wednesday, November 14

What: Operation Documentation -- County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office
When: 8 am to noon, November 14
Where: Contra Costa Clerk Recorder Elections Office, 555 Escobar Street, Martinez
More info: Operation documentation is an effort to encourage Veterans to take their DD-214 (essentially, proof of service) to the Clerk Recorders office to keep and establish a permanent record and take advantage of all available benefits. Call 925.313.1481

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