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November 7, 2017 > Honoring those who have served

Honoring those who have served

Each year, Americans take time to pause and remember those who have served our country. Veterans Day honors the brave men and women who fought in all wars to safeguard our freedoms.

While the official end of World War I came with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, many regard November 11, 1918, when the armistice was declared, as the date the conflict came to an end. Hence, November 11 is the date that became a federal holiday in 1938 for the country to honors its servicemen. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 due to the efforts of veteransÕ groups.

On Saturday, November 11, Tri-City residents will honor our veterans with local services.


The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum will be holding a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, which will include a speaker, wreath toss, and card-making station so guests can make cards to thank veterans for their service. They will also be hosting a job fair on Friday, November 9 for veterans, military spouses and active military soon to be transitioning to civilian jobs. This event is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with top Bay Area-located companies from a cross-section of industries ready to hire. Or come aboard and experience a night in the life of a sailor on a WWII aircraft carrier at Veterans Day Live Aboard Overnight, November 10 Ð11. This event will be in honor of all our veterans and their families; contact hornet for details and cost.

Job Fair
Thursday, Nov 9
10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m.
Veterans Day Live Aboard Overnight
Friday, Nov 10 Ð Saturday, Nov 11
6 p.m. Ð 1 p.m.
Veterans Day
Saturday, Nov 11
11 a.m. Ð 1:30 p.m.
USS Hornet Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda
(510) 521-8448
Event and parking is free to veterans
Normal fees apply for visiting the museum
Adult $20; Seniors & Military $15; Students $15; Youth $10; Children 6 & Under Free

Castro Valley:

Castro Valley Veterans invite you to join us for the 6th annual Veterans Day Services at the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial, Saturday, November 11. Located at the Castro Valley Community Park, the program will last about an hour. There will be chairs provided but you can bring your own. Guest speaker will be Sue Alverson of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Home for Children, and following we will be raffling off a Henry Salute to the Military Rifle with all the proceeds going to the VFW National Home. Honor Guard will be provided by the VFW and American legion.

Veterans Day Services
Saturday, Nov 11
11 a.m.
Castro Valley Veterans Memorial
Castro Valley Community Park
3683 Quail Ave, Castro Valley
(510) 593-6703


A ceremony will be held to honor service men and women who have served our country for the cause of freedom.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, Nov 11
9 a.m.
Veterans Plaza at City Hall
455 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
(408) 586-3210

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