The American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 will host a Veterans Day observance at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley Monday.
Hosted by Vietnam veteran and Post 130 member Norm Dodson, Monday’s ceremonies in the auditorium of the veterans building, 255 S. Auburn St., are slated to start at 9:45 a.m. with complimentary coffee and doughnuts served prior to the ceremonies, which include the Color Guard presenting our colors, short veterans’ comments, guests speakers, brief messages and patriotic music. At 11 a.m., the Color Guard will fire rifle volleys followed by a bagpiper and then taps. The Boy Scouts of America 855 will sell a $5 dollar hamburger and hot-dog picnic lunch.
City and county government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.
A concert titled ‘Let Freedom Ring’ also takes place today at the Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, at 4 p.m.
This multifaceted concert commemorates Veterans Day and the 150th anniversary of the Gettysberg Address and will feature the Camerata California (Chamber choir) and the VITA Chamber Orchestra. Poetry, traditional patriotic music and an audience sing-along will also be featured.
Tickets are $10 to $30. There are a limited number of free tickets (small service fee applies) for children younger than 18 and for uniformed, active military members. For more information or to purchase tickets online, log onto www.VITAAcademy.org. If ticket price is an obstacle for attendance, contact info@VITAAcademy.org.