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Veterans Day in Napa County (copy)

Katie Keffer of the American Legion Post 113 Color Guard waits for Veterans Day services to begin in Napa in November 2014.

There will be observances of Veterans Day throughout the Napa Valley this week, with most of them occurring on Saturday.

In Napa, Napa Valley College will provide patriotic music at the ceremony Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park at Third and Main streets. The observance is from 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Napa American Legion, Post 113, is organizing the observance, which marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Mayor Jill Techel will make opening remarks and introduce speakers.

NVC music instructor Harry Cadelago will conduct a medley of military marches, and Napa vocalist Ted von Pohle will sing during the ceremony.

St. Helena

On Friday, there will be a Veterans Day Remembrance from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Rianda House Senior Activity Center, 1475 Main St. There will be several guest speakers, refreshments and shared stories.


The Veterans Home of California will have events Friday and Saturday for residents, who enjoyed a Celebrity Chef’s Luncheon on Wednesday.

There will be a ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. at Grant Hall, and an Armistice Toast at 11:11 a.m. in the main dining room.

On Saturday, there will be a Vietnam documentary, “Blood Road,” shown at 10 a.m. in the Lincoln Theater. The film follows champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch on a 1,200-mile bike ride on the Ho Chi Minh trail to find the place where her father, an Air Force captain, was shot down in Laos during the Vietnam War. Tickets are $20.


Calistoga American Legion Post 231 will be having its traditional Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Logvy Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. The program will include speeches, songs, and remembrances by and about veterans, the flag ceremonies and the playing of Taps.

The keynote speaker will be U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson.

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