All photographs were taken by City Staff and were posted via their Facebook Page.
Today was a wonderful day in Oakley as Mayor Kevin Romick and Councilmembers Randy Pope and Carol Rios were on hand to celebrate Memorial Day with a ceremony which honored the troops, the fallen, and those who have served.
Overall, the event was well put on by city staff and the program was powerful, especially the story by the gold star mother who last her son. Kudos to the City for putting on this event.
The event include the Presentation of Colors, performance from the Freedom High School Choir, a Memorial Day Address by Oakley’s own Purple Heart Veteran, the Presentation of a wreath by a Gold Star Mom, 3 Volley Salute, and taps. Those who attended were also able to retire a flag.
The city thanked, American Legion Post 161; Freedom High School Choir; Boy Scout Troop 298; Girl Scout Troop 30340; Rich Tumin, LDS Church; Bishop Fowler, LDS Church; Patriot Sentinel Riders; Denise Aragon, Gold Star Mom; Christopher Marquart, Purple Heart Veteran; Marine Corps League 335; Rev. Babatunde Onadele, Ebenezer Community Church; Jeff & Josie Monaghan, East County Military Families & Friends; Ray Ansick, Retired Veteran; Lt Col David Cooper USMCR
Also on hand was Supervisor Mary Piepho, Joan Buchanan, and a representative from Mark DeSaulnier’s office.