Veterans memorial building
Located right in the heart of downtown Danville, the Veterans Memorial Building is a central gathering spot for veterans, seniors and the community. Built in 1925, the veterans building hosts meetings and events of our area veterans groups as well as classes and programs for seniors. In addition, the facility's large community room can be rented by residents for use in special events, such as weddings.
In April 2012, the facility reopened to the public following a multi-million-dollar renovation/reconstruction project. The work doubled the available space of the building, as well as creating additional office space for the veteran's groups and class space for the many senior programs/services offered by the Town of Danville.
The Veterans Wing of the Veterans Memorial Building features offices for several Veterans Service Organizations including the Viet Nam Veterans of the Diablo Valley, Marine Corps League, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Star Moms and other organizations. The Veterans Wing also contains a Veterans Lounge. Military Library and Historical Collection, as well as offices for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office.
Nestled in downtown's Veterans Memorial Building this military museum offers Veteran docents available to guide visitors through the collection of military memorabilia on display and share their history of military service.
For information about services available for Veterans, please call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinels of Freedom - Operation Welcome Home
The community recognizes the valuable service and dedication military men and women provide our country. With the leadership of several individuals, veterans’ groups, and elected officials, the Danville Town Council has established the “Sentinels of Freedom Program - Operation Welcome Home” to formally recognize individuals from our community who have served our country upon their return from active duty or graduated military academy.
Honoring Returning Service Members
Under the program, the Council honors these individuals with a Proclamation presented at a formal council meeting in appreciation of their commitment to our nation. The celebration for each returning serviceperson is a grand event. With the support of veterans’ organizations, service groups, employers, community leaders and mentors the young men and women are reintroduced to our community and to thanked for their effort and sacrifice. The Council envisions this program as a model adopted by other towns and cities across the nation, as to the manner in which we display our gratitude toward returning veterans.
The Operation Welcome Home program has been enthusiastically received by the Danville community since its inception March 3, 2004. Since that time, the Town has honored many military men and women. The Danville Town Council is extremely proud to have pioneered this program as a model for other communities.
Welcome Home a Member of the Armed Services
If you know of any Danville residents, who are returning military service members, please contact the Town. Information on Operation Welcome Home can also be found on the Diablo Valley Flag Brigade's Website as well.