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Memorial Day observance at 10:30 a.m. today outside Pleasanton Senior Center

Mayor, Camp Parks Garrison commander to be keynote speakers

Pleasanton will observe Memorial Day with an outdoor ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. this morning next to the Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard.

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Williams, will play a variety of patriotic music.

At 11 a.m., the ceremony will begin with members of Pleasanton Post 237 of the American Legion and Post 6298 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars posting the colors as they pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to the country.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne and Army Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Jones, Garrison Commander of Camp Parks in Dublin.

American Legion Post Commander Buddy Loggins will serve as the emcee.

Currently these organizations are working with the city of Pleasanton to fund and build a Veterans Memorial at Pioneer Cemetery. Dedication of the new memorial is planned for November.

For more information, sign on to the cemetery committee's website at http://www.pleasantonveteransmemorial.com/index.html/

Prior to Monday's ceremony, Pleasanton Scouts will place flags and medallions on the graves of the more than 500 veterans who are buried at Pioneer Cemetery and the adjoining Catholic cemetery on Sunol Boulevard.

Scouts also will help place American flags along the walkways at the Senior Center and put up shade canopies and chairs.

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