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Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

On Saturday, November 11 members of the community will come together as one to honor and thank all of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.    The event will start a 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd.

This year's annual Cupertino Veterans Day Ceremony will commemorate the 11-year anniversary of the dedication of the Cupertino Veterans Memorial.   The event will include a performance of the National Anthem and bagpipes, a placing of a wreath, as well as an invocation and benediction.

The guest speakers this year include retired Marine Corps General James M. Myatt and retired Rear Admiral Steve Oswald, a former NASA astronaut and military test pilot.

The Cupertino Veterans Memorial includes a statue of "The Two Defenders."  The two soldiers represented are Cupertino's own Matthew Axelson, and James Suh, the two Navy SEAL's who died fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings in June 2005.

For more information on the Veterans Day Ceremony and Cupertino Veterans Memorial, visit www.cupertinoveteransmemorial.org.
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