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Memorial Day Ceremony Planned for Veterans Park

At 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, the American Legion Leland J. Thompson Post 647 is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park off Island Drive on Bay Farm.

The service is being held to remember members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marines, Navy, EMTS, Firefighters and Police Officers.

The event will include music provided by the Alameda All City Band, welcoming remarks by Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, an address by Rear Admiral Karl L/ Schultz, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard 11th District, and a presentation of commemorative wreaths.

Those supporting the event include the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, along with the Harbor Bay Homeowners Association, Gold Coast Grill, Safeway, and many other local merchants and organizations–such as the Encinal High School Jr. ROTC, Sea Scouts Navy League and Vietnam Veterans of America-Chapter 400, as well as the Disabled American Veterans of Alameda-Chapter 8.

Janet Levaux