Veterans Day Ceremonies

NovNovember 11 2017

10:00am Veterans Memorial Building

126 1st St W, Sonoma,

Sonoma Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1943, American Legion Post 489 and AMVETRS Post 55 will be observing Veterans Day this year on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Veterans  Memorial Building. Free refreshments to all veterans, their families and guests at 10:00 AM with the ceremony to follow at 11:00 AM.  Please note that City Hall will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.

The veterans groups are honored this year to have Retired  Colonel Brendan Kearney, USMC, as the guest of honor.  Col Kearney is a San Francisco native who attended St. Ignatius College and USF, graduating in 1975 with a BA in  government.  Following that year he was commissioned in  the USMC and his illustrious career took him to many  assignments including Quantico, VA, Camp Pendleton, CA,  Okinawa, Japan and finally to Stuttgart, Germany.  For  this last assignment from 2003 to 2006, he served as Chief  of Staff, US Marine Corps Forces, Europe.  Colonel  Kearney completed 31 years of service and now resides with  his wife, Katie, in Santa Rosa.  He periodically  appears as an international/military affairs analyst with  the SF CBS affiliate, KPIX.  He is a VP for  Civil-Military Programs for a high-tech firm based in New  England and maintains a private consulting practice in  leadership and strategic challenge.  He also serves on  the Board of Directors with three non-profit,  California-based organizations.

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