"Honoring All Who Served" was the theme of this year's event. The ceremony commenced with the Presentation of Colors by the Concord Marines, and the singing of the National Anthem by local Vietnam veteran Richard O'Connor. This year's keynote address came from deocrated combat veteran 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval, who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rounding out the event was Navy veteran Chuck Jamison playing the bagpipes. The ceremony will be rebroadcast as part of the Board of Supervisors regular replay on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. on CCTV.