Danville residents Georgia and Paul Cantrell are heading up a Veteran's Day weekend-long fundraising mission to benefit Operation Second Chance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help make rehabilitation easier for wounded soldiers. They met some injured soldiers on a cruise last January and were so impressed that they felt inspired to help.
Twelve wounded soldiers are coming from Walter Reed Hospital, and will attend a Veterans Day Heroes Welcome Rally at 1 p.m. today at Pier 33 in San Francisco. Tomorrow, Saturday, they will attend the Goodguys Rod & Custom show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, which will include a benefit concert at 2 p.m. On Sunday, they will attend Veterans Day services.
In observance of Veterans Day, schools and Town of Danville offices will be closed Monday.