Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memorial Day 2008 Bay Area Events

The following events celebrate Memorial Day the right way around the Bay Area. All events are held on Monday, May 26th, 2008.

Gilroy’s Memorial Day – remembrance and parade, 9:00am, Eighth and Monterey streets, Gilroy.

Memorial Day at Madronia – 80th annual remembrance ceremony, 9:00am, Memorial Arch at Blaney Plaza, Oak Street near 6th Street, Saratoga. 408-867-3428

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery – Mausoleum steps service will include “Taps” played in honor of all vets, 10:00am, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara. 408-296-4656

Mission City Memorial Park – Service honoring our fallen soldiers, 10:30am, 420 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. 408-615-3790

Santa Clara Veterans Memorial in Central Park – color guard, memorial services, rifle squad, “Taps”, 3:30pm, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. 408-296-2512

Oak Hill Memorial Park – honors veterans of past wars, 11:00am, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose. 408-297-2447

American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony – speakers will speak on veterans’ sacrifices and history of Memorial Day, 10:00am, 1159 Bush Street, San Carlos. 650-595-9998

Memorial Day Service at the Presidio of San Francisco – Main post parade, program, cemetery walks and concert, 10:30am, Presidio of San Francisco. 415-561-5500 or visit

Memorial Day aboard the USS Pampanito – docked at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, 5:00pm, Taylor and Embarcadero streets, San Francisco. 415-775-1943

USS Hornet Museum Memorial Day Ceremony – honoring fallen soldiers with wreath throwing, presenting colors, 1:00pm, Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda. 510-521-8448

Veterans Memorial Day Service at Lone Tree Cemetery – Michael Emerson will speak on the Gettysburg Address, free food and drinks, 11:00am, 24591 Fairview Avenue, Hayward. 510-582-1274

Thanks for reading! Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

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