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For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Day of Remembrance this Saturday, October 28

Community gathering to remember those who we have lost, celebrate community heroes, and support neighbors in need

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 24, 2017 at 5:05 PM  –  Sonoma County doesn’t give up. We saw the very best of our County come through during the worst of the terrible fire storm: our resilience, strength and downright grit; our kindness, decency and generosity; and above all, our essential humanity.

Those qualities continue to shine today – because that’s just who we are.

That’s why we invite you to join a community wide gathering this Saturday morning, October 28, to remember those who have passed away from the North Bay Fire Storms, support the thousands of our neighbors who have lost their homes and businesses and to thank the countless community heroes who were called to duty in our darkest hours.

The Sonoma County Day of Remembrance will provide all of us a time to reflect, a time to celebrate our community’s heroes and a time to support those who need it most: Our neighbors in need.

The event will feature Fire Department Color Guard and bagpipes, honor guard from local law enforcement, brief choir and musical performances, Interfaith Leaders, Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano, CalFire Chief Ken Pimlott, Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner and the ringing of the firefighter memorial bell on behalf of the residents who have passed away from these devastating blazes.

While there will be tough days ahead, there is absolutely no question that we’ll get through this. We're rebuilding together because we’re Sonoma Strong.

Event Details

What: Sonoma County Day of Remembrance 
When:Saturday, October 28
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Doors open at 10:00 AM 
Where: Santa Rosa Junior College

Bailey Field
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 

Details:There will be seating on the field, in the bleachers, and families are welcome to bring blankets and sit on the grass. 

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Contact Information

Sonoma Fires: Central LNU Complex

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