Concord honored Veterans with a ceremony on Memorial Hill in Newhall Park on Sunday morning.
Newly elected Concord Councilman Edi Birsan attended the touching ceremony, and gave us this report.
As per tradition at 11AM at the 11th of the eleventh month, a Veteran’s Day ceremony was held in Concord. This year it was in Newhall Park at the site of the Vietnam Memorial.
The Memorial sits on the top of Memorial Hill in the Park and holds the plaque with the names of the Veterans that died in the Vietnam War. Around the hilltop is a ring of Oak Trees, one for each of the fallen.
The Mount Diablo Jr. ROTC Color Guard made the presentation of Colors and Concord Mayor Ron Leone read a proclamation from the City, and Damian Alacorn read a letter from Congressman Miller. Other local officials in attendance was the newly re-elected Counclmember Dan Helix, myself and the former three time Mayor of Clayton, Pete Laurence.
The ceremony was touching and the reading of the names and the blowing of Taps by the Boy Scouts was a fitting end.
Thanks to Edi Birsan for the report, and the pictures!