Antioch’s Veterans Day parade starts at 1 p.m. at 2nd and E Streets. Beginning at Second and E streets, the parade will feature floats, military vehicles and equipment, bands, classic cars, motorcycles and guest speakers. Guests are encouraged to commemorate the day by walking in the parade with a photo of a service member to create a sea of love and support.
Humphrey’s on the Delta is offering 20 percent off all food purchases immediately following the parade, which ends at I Street.
Brentwood’s Veterans Day observance will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Balfour Road, beginning at 10 a.m.
Music will be provided by the Heritage High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Ernest. Michele Ernest will perform vocal works, including our National Anthem.
Joining forces to represent our veterans will be Marine Corps League Detachment 1155, American Legion Post 202 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789. Veterans Day speakers will be Marine Corps League Commandant Donald Hester, American Legion Post 202 Commander Mike Clement, VFW Post 10789 Commander Steve Todd, and U.S. Navy veteran and Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor.
The event will conclude with the multiple firing of Civil War-era artillery pieces.
The City of Oakley hosts its inaugural Veterans Day Observance ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Oakley Civic Center, 3231 Main St.
The program includes bagpipes, the presentation of colors and a keynote address by Pearl Harbor survivor Chuck Kohler. Groups that serve veterans are invited to set up a booth to share information about resources and support available to returning veterans.
Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick is once again helping to lead this event in collaboration with an ad-hoc committee of individual veterans, the Patriot Sentinel Riders, East County Military Families and local community members.
The San Joaquin Yacht Club, 550 Riverview Place, will host Bethel Island’s Veterans Day observances on Sunday, Nov. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. The featured speaker will be U.S. Army veteran Dr. John Shirley, whose address at 1:30 p.m. will be followed by an open-microphone opportunity.
Lunch (free for veterans; $5 for non-veterans) will be served until 3 p.m. Cocktails and other beverages will be available.
Shirley served in Italy, France and Germany during the Second World War, during which time he earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He is a former mayor of Livermore.