SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — THANK YOU!
Today is Veterans Day, please make sure to honor the men and women that have bravely served our nation. From the entire KRON4 staff thank you!
Here’s a list of events happening around the Bay Area to celebrate and honor our brave heroes.LIST COMPILED BY KRON STAFF
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Castro Valley Veterans Day Ceremony
Castro Valley Community Center, 18988 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
1:00 – 2:15 PM
Stoneridge Creek Veterans Ceremony honoring 21 WWII Veterans
Stoneridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Groundbreaking of the Dublin Family Apartments, a community targeted to veterans and their families
6707 Golden Gate Drive, Dublin, CA 94568
WWII VETERANS FLY THEIR OLD AIRCRAFT OVER THE SF BAY AREA FOR VETERANS DAY:
The Stockton Field Aviation Museum will be flying their 1945 Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon, a restored long range Navy patrol bomber, in commemoration of Veterans day.
Look to the skies and listen for the distinctive sounds of two 2000 horse power radial engines as the dark navy blue patrol bomber flies over the SF Bay area with several of its original WWII flight crew onboard.
The PV-2D Harpoon will depart from Stockton Field around 10:30 am and is planning on flying over various Veterans Day’s celebrations starting with the parade in San Jose at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We will then overfly Moffett Field, the old Naval Air Station Oakland (now Oakland international Airport) NAS Alameda and then over San Francisco and the shipyards in Richmond then back to Stockton Field.
One of our Veteran flight crew is Pat Patteson of Livermore. Pat was a pilot that flew many combat missions with VPB-135 out of the Aleutian’s against the Japanese. We have recently found a member of Pat’s squadron who is living in Modesto. If all goes well then they will not only get to meet again for the first time since WWII but they might just fly together in our museum’s Harpoon, the very same kind of aircraft that they flew in combat.
Another WWII vet that is going along is Bob Handel. Bob flew as a gunner in PB4Y-2’s in the pacific and he saw a lot of combat from the nose turret of the Privateer.
On Veterans day if you hear the great sound of two Pratt and Whitney radial engines rumbling overhead around 11am come on out and wave to our veterans who will be flying in their old WWII aircraft.
The Stockton Field Aviation Museum wants to thank all of our countries veterans for their service by keeping this great old aircraft flying…
GOOGLE.ORG TO BRING VIRTUAL PARADE TO VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES IN PALO ALTO:
#UnitedWeMarch is a virtual Veteran’s Day Parade that any veteran, anywhere, can join
PALO ALTO, CA — As part of Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, Google.org is hosting a virtual march this Veteran’s Day to engage veterans across the country who are unable to march, whether it’s due to age, disability, or distance. #UnitedWeMarch is a virtual Veteran’s Day Parade that any veteran, anywhere, can join. On Wednesday, November 11, Google staff and volunteers will bring the experience to veterans and their families at a local event at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Now, for the first time, veterans in Palo Alto will have the opportunity to march in the nation’s largest Veteran’s Day Parade, of which Google is an official sponsor, using new innovative technology, including YouTube 360 and Google Cardboard. These new technologies will allow veterans to experience the parade from the perspective of someone marching on the ground in New York City.
Google staff and volunteers to bring virtual reality experience to Palo Alto veterans
#UnitedWeMarch virtual Veteran’s Day Parade
November 11, 2015 at
VA Palo Alto Health Care System: 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304…
A GROUP OF BOY SCOUTS WILL PLACE FLAGS DONATED BY THE
LIONS CLUB ON VETERANS’ GRAVES AT SUNSET VIEW CEMETERY. SUNSET VIEW CEMETERY
101 COLUSA AVE., EL CERRITO
CONTACT: (510) 237-0374 OR SCOTT PENNINGTON (510) 525-5111
MARIN COUNTY’S ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY.
MARIN VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, 10 AVENUE OF THE FLAGS, SAN RAFAEL
CONTACT: SEAN STEPHENS (415) 473-6193
10 A.M. FREE DAY FOR VETERANS AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOO.
1 ZOO ROAD, SAN FRANCISCO
CONTACT: DANNY LATHAM (415) 488-7561 OR NANCY CROWLEY (415) 606-6593
SAN JOSE MAYOR SAM LICCARDO AND SANTA CLARA COUNTY
SUPERVISOR DAVE CORTESE WILL LAUNCH A COUNTYWIDE CAMPAIGN TO END VETERAN
HOMELESSNESS BY 2017. FOLLOWED AT 11 A.M. BY A VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION AND
A PARADE AT NOON.
PLAZA DE CESAR CHAVEZ PARK, PARK AND MARKET STREETS, SAN JOSE
CONTACT: COLLEEN HALEY, DESTINATION HOME (408) 513-8720 OR (530) 902-3932 CELLPHONE OR DAVID LOW (408) 535-4840 OR (408) 499-8328 CELLPHONE
VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE AT THE GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY.
CENTER OF THE CEMETERY ON NIMITZ DRIVE, WITHIN THE CEMETERY, 1300
SNEATH LANE, SAN BRUNO
CONTACT: (650) 589-7737
WALNUT CREEK’S VETERANS DAY CEREMONY. INCLUDES A TALK
BY LT. COL. ANDREW FRANKEL, COMMANDER OF THE 349TH SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON,
349TH AIR MOBILITY WING, AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND AT TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE.
LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1601 CIVIC DRIVE, WALNUT CREEK
CONTACT: SUZIE MARTINEZ (925) 943-5819
THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW WILL UNVEIL A NEW VETERANS
MEMORIAL ON VETERANS DAY.
EAGLE PARK, 650 FRANKLIN ST., MOUNTAIN VIEW
CONTACT: SHONDA RANSON (650) 903-6302 OR (408) 874-6632
ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY HOSTED BY THE UNITED
VETERANS COUNCIL AND THE CITY OF PITTSBURG.
PITTSBURG SENIOR CENTER, 300 PRESIDIO LANE, PITTSBURG
CONTACT: BEN JOHNSON (925) 759-3444 OR WILFRED SCOTT (925)432-9252
CUPERTINO VETERANS DAY CEREMONY.
MEMORIAL PARK, MARY AVENUE AND STEVENS CREEK BOULEVARD, CUPERTINO
CONTACT: (408) 355-4413
PINOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S VETERANS DAY EVENT.
FLAG-RETIREMENT CEREMONY, MUSIC AND SINGING. NOON LUNCHEON FOR VETERANS AT THE PINOLE SENIOR CENTER.
FERNANDEZ PARK, 595 TENNENT AVE., PINOLE
CONTACT: (510) 724-9507
VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION EVENT AT SANTA CLARA
UNIVERSITY. INCLUDES A SPECIAL CELEBRATION MARKING THE 240TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS.
VETERANS PLAZA, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
500 EL CAMINO REAL, SANTA CLARA
CONTACT: DEBORAH LOHSE (408) 554-5121 OR (408) 768-6898 CELLPHONE
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY ABOARD THE USS HORNET MUSEUM.
INCLUDES A BOY SCOUT COLOR GUARD, MUSIC AND SPEECHES.
USS HORNET MUSEUM, PIER 3, 707 HORNET AVE., ALAMEDA
CONTACT: VICTORIA SANCHEZ DE ALBA (650) 270-7810
PETALUMA VETERANS DAY PARADE AND FLYOVER.
PARADE BEGINS AND ENDS AT WALNUT PARK, FOURTH AND D STREETS, PETALUMA
CONTACT: (707) 762-5710
VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE CROSSES OF LAFAYETTE. REP. MARK DESAULNIER, D-CONCORD, IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THE
JUST NORTH OF THE LAFAYETTE BART STATION ON DEER HILL ROAD, LAFAYETTE
CONTACT: MARGLI AUCLAIR (925) 933-7850
Here are some photos that viewers sent in of veterans: