Several observances and events will take place around the Bay Area today to mark Veterans Day. Fees for veterans are waived at National Park Service parks and parks in the East Bay Regional Park District.
8 a.m. Breakfast for military veterans and families, sponsored by opening doors 2020, 304 N. Sixth St., San Jose.
9 a.m. Milpitas Veterans Day ceremony. Veterans Plaza at Milpitas City Hall 455 e. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
9 a.m. Veterans Day tree planting event, sponsored by Canopy. Menlo Park Veterans Administration, 795 Willow road, Menlo Park
9:30 a.m. Musical performances to kick off Marin County Veterans
Day activities. The official ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
10 a.m. Redwood City Veterans Day ceremony. Actual ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Courthouse square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City
10 a.m. Fairfield Veterans Day commemoration and parade.
10 a.m.: Commemoration ceremony, Downtown Theatre, 1035 Texas
12:30 p.m. parade starts at Kentucky and Webster Streets, Fairfield
10:30 a.m. Ceremony to kick off Santa Clara County Veterans Day activities. Events include a parade starting at noon, sponsored by the united Veterans council of Santa Clara County.
10:30 a.m. Ceremony at Market Street and Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose
Noon: Parade starts at West Santa Clara Street and Notre Dame Avenue, with a viewing stand near the Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose. Ceremony at the sap center, 525 w. Santa Clara St., San Jose
11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony. Includes display of a model of a future memorial to Oakland residents killed in the Vietnam War. Includes an address by Army veteran Daniel Helix, now head of men's programs for the Bay Area rescue mission. Veterans Memorial Building, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
11 a.m. Pleasant Hill Veteran's Day celebration, sponsored by the Valor Center at John F. Kennedy university and the Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill. Event includes music, food, games and speeches. Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
11 a.m. Concord Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by VFW Post 1525 and the cities of Concord and Clayton. Followed by the fourth annual Veterans Day invitational softball tournament. Willow Pass Park, 2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord
11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony. Amphitheater, inside Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
11 a.m. Veterans Day memorial event. Memorial Park, Cupertino Veterans Memorial, Mary Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino
11 a.m. Walnut Creek Veterans Day ceremony. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
11 a.m. Veterans Day program aboard the USS Hornet Museum. 505 Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda
11:30 a.m. Veterans Day celebration at Little House. Free lunch to veterans and one family member. 800 middle Ave., Menlo Park
Noon: Start of a three-day "pop-up" museum honoring Korean War Veterans. Through Sunday. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville
Noon: Veterans Day commemoration by Santa Clara University's Campus ministry. Includes a wreath-laying ceremony. Veterans Memorial, next to Stevens Stadium and the main garage, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
1 p.m. Petaluma North Bay Veterans Day Parade, the largest Veterans Day parade in Northern California. Starts at Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard and D Street and then back on Fourth Street to Walnut Park, Petaluma
1 p.m. Opening of a Berkeley historical society exhibit titled "Berkeley Home Front," a display of world war ii-related items and vignettes of life in Berkeley during the period. Through April 8, 2017. Berkeley History Center, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center St., Berkeley
5:15 p.m. Veterans Day vigil at the crosses of Lafayette, sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, the crosses of Lafayette and others. crosses of Lafayette, north of the Lafayette BART station at 3601 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette
5:30 p.m. Dinner and dance honoring veterans, sponsored by the Defremery recreation center and the national coalition of black veteran Organizations. 1651 Adeline St., Oakland