The American Legion, Department of California’s Roll’n 9th District covers the county of Contra Costa (Spanish translation – “Opposite the coast”). With a population of 1,049,015, Contra Costa County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It occupies the northern portion of the East Bay region. The most notable natural landmark in the county is Mount Diablo standing at 3,849 feet elevation. Mount Diablo, at the northerly end of the Diablo Range; east of the San Francisco Bay Area, south of Clayton and northeast of Danville. Mount Diablo is visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Are and appears to be a double pyramid with the other half of the pyramid being North Peak, elevation 3,557 feet. FYI, Contra Costa County was originally named Mt. Diablo County.
The Roll’n 9th District is made up by 9 American Legion Posts located in Antioch (Post 161), Brentwood (Post 202), Concord, Danville (Post 246), El Cerrito, Lafayette (Post 517), Martinez (the county seat), and Pittsburg. The Antioch’s Harding-Noia Post 161 also has a Sons of the American Legion Squadron, an American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit and an American Legion Riders Chapter. Brentwood’s Roy Frerichs Post 202 also has an American Legion Riders Chapter.
For more details on the individual Posts – click here