Vietnam vet Tony Lazzarini is the guest of honor and keynote speaker for the Sonoma Valley Joint Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 11am in the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park.
The ceremony opens with a Grand March, and veterans are invited to wear their best military uniforms or appropriate attire. (Veterans who want to participate in this Grand March are requested to muster at 10:30 A.M. sharp beneath the flag of their branch). The ceremony will include patriotic music, vocalist Sheila Whitney, Color Guard and Rifle Salute, proclamations and speeches, aerial fly-over, and more. Carl “Chip” Allen, a local attorney, and U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served as a U.S. Navy Submarine officer will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Immediately following the ceremony, the annual “All-American Picnic,” jointly hosted by the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley, the Rotary Club of Sonoma Sunrise, and the Rotary Club of Sonoma Springs, will be served free of charge to veterans and their families at the adjacent Veterans Building on First Street West in Sonoma.