Tag: Memorial Day

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “We are here to honor the greatest men and women the world has seen, from the greatest country the world will ever know,” United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Jenny told those who gathered at Ignacio Park Monday for the Martinez Memorial Day ceremony. Jenny delivered the Memorial Day message at […]

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Martinez to mark Memorial Day Monday with two ceremonies

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will remember those who gave their lives in American military service in two ceremonies Monday, Memorial Day, according to an announcement released by the city. Martinez Veterans Commission is the host of the commemorations, which will start with a flag raising at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Veterans Building, 930 […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Memorial Day in the parks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special activities on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day, the national holiday that honors those who died in service to the United States. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an admission-free day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help with […]

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Memorial Day: Honoring our U.S. Military

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

As proud servicemen, it is our duty to make this world as good and as safe a place we can. We are blessed in this country, and I believe that the rest of the world would be blessed if they lived with the same sort of freedom we have in America where some individuals choose […]

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Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

Memorial Day speakers recall personal losses

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is about remembering fallen military heroes, speakers at Martinez’s ceremony said Monday. The tone was set by Shane Bower, chairperson of the Martinez Veterans Commission, who said he often hears people wish others “Happy Memorial Day.” “But it’s not happy,” he said. In his own military service, he lost two friends in combat, […]

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Martinez’s double ceremony honors fallen military

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In keeping with the city’s longtime custom, Martinez will have a two-part Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 28, to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have died in military service. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. that day at the Alhambra Cemetery, on Carquinez Drive, with a benediction, placing of a wreath and […]

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Vets Commission outline Memorial Day programs

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s Memorial Day programs, at the Alhambra Cemetery and at Ignacio Plaza, will resemble those of the past. But this year, there will be one difference, expected to be prettier and more meaningful. This year, when the wreath is placed at each ceremony, the flowers will be live rather than artificial. At […]

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