From the City of Pleasanton:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 and American Legion Post 237 will host the 2012 Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 4 beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Main Street in Pleasanton from Old Bernal Road to St. Mary’s Street. This annual event will feature military and veteran color guards, marching bands, horses, jeeps, Humvees and other military vehicles, and many other patriotic units. The parade review stand is in front of the Museum on Main at 603 Main Street. Please note this is one week prior to Veterans Day on November 11.
New features to this year’s parade include flyovers by a Vietnam era Huey helicopter and a Coast Guard helicopter. The theme of this year’s parade is “Purple Hearts, Honoring Those Wounded in the Service of Our Country” and the parade Grand Marshall is Retired Sergeant Victor Thibeault who served in Afghanistan, was awarded both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and is a member of the US Army Wounded Warrior program.
Immediately following the parade will be a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building with a guest speaker and the Pleasanton Community Band. The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 301 Main Street.
This year, the U.S. Marines and members of the P-Town Pushrods car club will collect Toys for Tots before, during, and after the parade, along the parade route, at the review stand and at the Veterans Memorial Building. Please bring new, boxed toys for donations. For more information, please contact David Ham at (925) 580-6661.