Veterans Day is this Monday, Nov. 12, and because it is a federal holiday, there will be no mail delivery and United States Post Offices will not be open. Most banks will be closed.
Locally, the schools and the offices of Mt. Diablo Unified School District will be closed.
The city of Pleasant Hill has a holiday.
Contra Costa County offices, including its courts, will be closed for the day. All branches of the Contra Costa library system will also be closed.
On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., the American Legion and others will commemorate Veterans Day and include participation by:
- The Mt. Diablo High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard/Drill Team
- Star Quest vocalist, Alexa Heine, who will sing the National Anthem
- Pleasant Hill Boy Scouts of America Troop 401, who will present the Flags of Our Nation.
Cub Scout Pack 232 will distribute U.S. flags to the youth and badges to each veteran as a thank you for their service. A costumed Uncle Sam will also deliver a Veterans Day poem.
This program is sponsored by Pleasant Hill Rotary, Pleasant Hill Lions, American Legion and VFW. Refreshments will be offered by the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. Sound system and recorded music will be provided, courtesy of John Lytle. There is ample free parking at the Pleasant Hill City Garage on Crescent Drive and the general public is welcome to attend. Please note that Boyd Road will be closed at Contra Costa Boulevard from 9am to 1pm.
Representatives from the Martinez VA Medical Facility, Concord Vet Center, County Veterans Service Office, and the Employment Development Department will be present to provide information and materials regarding their services to veterans.
How do you plan to mark Veterans Day?