Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 3, 2011

Hundreds pay tribute to veterans

Hundreds turned out for Monday's Memorial Day observance, many carrying small flags and all joining in singing patriotic songs during the ceremonies.

This year's ceremonies were held for the first time outside the Pleasanton Senior Center. Traditionally held at the city's cemetery on Sunol Boulevard, last year's peak attendance overwhelmed the limited open space available there, with roads into the cemetery and on Sunol Boulevard also filled to capacity.

Hosted by the American Legion Pleasanton Post 237 with the assistance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pleasanton Post 6298, the ceremony included music by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band and Memorial Day speeches and remembrances by Pleasanton Vice Mayor and Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) and Deputy Garrison Commander Larry Smith of the Camp Parks Training Center.


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