Nestor Aliga: Come out and support vets

Vallejo Times-Herald
by Nestor Aliga

You are all cordially invited to these Veterans Day commemorations in Vallejo this Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, Nov. 10 at noon, at the Mare Island Hospital Flagpole, 1310 Club Drive, Touro University California (the West Coast’s first private Purple Heart university) will hold its “Veterans Day Celebration — Connecting Generations.” It is hosted by the TUC Military Club and light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Mare Island Cemetery, Railroad Ave. and Imhoff Rd., the Mare Island Historical Parks Foundation will hold a ceremony at the oldest naval cemetery in the Pacific. Opened in 1858, it has more than 900 persons laid to rest there including three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The Sea Cadets O’Kane Division will provide the color guard and a special history presentation will follow.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Park, behind City Hall, 555 Santa Clara St., the United States Submarine Veterans, Mare Island Base will host the commemoration with Rear Admiral Winford G. (Jerry) Ellis (U.S. Navy retired) as the keynote speaker. He is a former Director of the Nuclear Power School in Mare Island and Commander of Submarine Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. It will be followed at noon with light refreshments at the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane.

We hope you will all join us to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served or are serving in our great country’s armed forces.

— Nestor Aliga/Vallejo

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