Joint Veteran’s Day celebration for Walnut Creek and Lafayette

Here’s a notice from the City of Walnut Creek regarding Wednesday’s Veteran’s Day celebration:

This year the traditional veterans day ceremony will be hosted jointly by the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, in Lafayette.The ceremony will include a musical salute to the Armed Forces by the Walnut Creek Concert Band under the direction of Harvey Benstein.

Mayor Gary Skrel of Walnut Creek and Mayor Don Tatzin of Lafayette will welcome the guests. Allan F.P. Cruz, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) and president of the Lafayette Veterans Building Board of Directors will be the keynote speakers.

Veterans recently returning from active duty are asked to contact Walnut Creek City Clerk Patrice Olds (925) 943-5819 or the Lafayette City Clerk’s office, (925) 299-3210.

One thought on “Joint Veteran’s Day celebration for Walnut Creek and Lafayette

  1. Too bad that Walnut Creek is not holding its own hometown celebration as usual.

    The Gazebo in Civic Park with the band playing, speakers speaking and then the solomn walk across the street to the War Memorials to honor all those who have served proudly was always very moving. Guess I will be honoring them at home today by flying my flag since there is no easy way to use public transportation to vets building in Lafayette.

    Maybe you could ask the mayor why the change, SM. Is it because of money, skating rink/library construction or what?

    Shame that there will be no public recognition in Walnut Creek of those who protect us.


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