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Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service for our nation are remembered. It is officially observed on the last Monday in May. East County social-media sites are full of events in Antioch, Brentwood, Byron and Oakley for veterans and families to attend.

The annual Memorial Day event at the historic Union Cemetery, located at 11545 Brentwood Blvd., is a local option to honor and remember those who have fallen. The event on Monday will feature the firing of four Civil War cannons and speakers honoring veterans, including County Supervisor District III Diane Burgis, armed service officer R.T. Smith and Navy Purple Heart recipient Chris Marquet. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.

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