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Community honors veterans at Oak Hill Park ceremony

Original post made on May 31, 2011

The 21st annual observance is one of the few traditional ceremonies in the Bay Area and featured the Danville Community Band as well as a color guard and fly-over by a P-51 Mustang and C-5 Galaxy. "It's not only enjoyable to do, but it's a meaningful thing to do and the right thing to do," said John Reese, director of public relations for VNDV.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 30, 2011, 4:52 PM

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Posted by guynextdoor
a resident of Danville
on May 31, 2011 at 11:13 am

A wonderful, patriotic ceremony. I love the way America observes Memorial Day and Independence Day with the veterans, families and officials coming together to honor the dead and by contrast the boisterous celebration of our country's birthday. A well covered and written report.

There is another event of national importance coming up on September 11. We will be commemorating the tenth anniversary of this murderous invasion of our country.

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Posted by Harald A. Bailey
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Thinking back to Long Binh, Editor,

Is it possible that our communities can celebrate the opportunity for peace, in celebration of humanity and justice, that would lead our service people home? Is it possible that we can consider the lives, skills and service of our young people in foreign lands and remove them from our exported violence against other nations? Is it possible for all our corridor to consider that we are part of a global community that is one world in peace with humanity and justice for all?

Haven't we all felt that moment in our thoughts that says that all our actions should be in pursuit of peace, respect for the lives, skills and service of our service personnel (they are people and our neighbors throughout this nation), and simply support those actions that bring our global community to peace among us?

Certainly we can join in policing the extremists that attack our peaceful relationships with our fellow nations, but we need to treat criminals as criminals and not give them status beyond that reality. Our nation has never been attacked by a foreign force or did any army succeed in such endeviors.

Let's leave the horrid criminal act of September 11, 2001 as what it was. It was the criminal act of >30 and supported by <50 planners. We must leave that excuse for our export of violence behind us and find the global relationships that allow peace to emerge.

It is time to celebrate life moving forward and not our continued pursuit of death.

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Posted by Susan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:42 am

It is always such an honor to remember those who have served and sacrificed to defend our Nation and her citizens.


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