Far too often, Memorial Day is only thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, filled with festivities like picnics and barbecues, hot dogs and softball games. These events, while important for family and community life, are only a part of the holiday.
Memorial Day serves as a reminder to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom and liberty, the entire month of May has been designated National Military Appreciation Month by Congress which provides a time to honor both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve, encouraging patriotism and love for America.
To that end, we should join together as a community and discuss legislative issues of importance to veterans and their families, I invite you to attend one or more of the following district events:
The United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County’s annual Memorial Day Tribute
May 29, 2017
7 a.m. Flag Raising
11 a.m. Ceremony
Oak Hill Memorial Park
300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose.
Retired General James E. Livingston, USMC, will be the keynote speaker.
Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation: Salute to our Veterans
May 29, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Orchard City Green
70 North First Street, Campbell
Saratoga Foothill Club Remembrance Event
May 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. Flag Raising at Blaney Plaza in Saratoga
10 a.m. Ceremony
14776 Oak Street, Saratoga
Memorial Day Concert with the San Jose Metropolitan Band
May 29, 2017 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95124
City of Santa Clara Veterans Ceremony
May 29, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Veterans Memorial in Central Park
1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
For more information, please call my district office at (408) 446-2810.