Bay Area Memorial Day events

May 25, 2009 6:54:42 AM PDT
Memorial Day events happening in and around the Bay Area.

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Livermore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7265 will host its annual Memorial Day celebration at three Livermore cemeteries featuring a color guard and a 21-gun salute.

10 a.m. Roselawn Cemetery, 1240 N. Livermore Ave., Livermore
11 a.m. St. Michael's Cemetery, 3885 East Ave., Livermore
11:30 a.m. Memory Gardens Cemetery, 3873 East Ave., Livermore

10 a.m. Memorial Day observance in Walnut Creek. Mayor Gary Skrel will conduct a special remembrance ceremony for two Walnut Creek residents killed in combat in 2007. Gazebo, Civic Park, North Broadway and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.

10:30 a.m. Parade of Veterans to begin Memorial Day services at San Francisco's Presidio. The parade will continue to the National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd. Main Post Parade Ground, Montgomery Street and Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco.

11 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 and American Legion Post 237 will hold a Memorial Day service with the theme "Remembering their Sacrifice." Army Brig. Gen Nick Tooliatos will give the keynote speech. Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery, 5600 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.

11 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony with guest speaker Major Gen. Mike Myatt, a retired marine general. Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville.

1 p.m. Memorial Day services aboard the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda.

1:30 p.m. In honor of Memorial Day, the veterans' rights organization Swords to Plowshares will host a community art project featuring a "paint by numbers" mural representing Swords to Plowshares. Justin Herman Plaza, foot of Market Street, San Francisco.

3 p.m. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will participate in the national moment of remembrance. All VTA bus and light rail vehicles in service will stop at a safe location for one minute of reflection.

5 p.m. Submarine veterans will honor comrades and submarines lost at sea with a tolling of 65 bells for each boat and crew on "Eternal Patrol." USS Pampanito, Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.

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