Celebrate Veterans Day in Southern California

Check out these parades and community events

By Kyler Jae
|  Monday, Nov 11, 2013  |  Updated 6:11 AM PDT
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Veterans Day in SoCal

Ted Tessem

Flags at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas raise in preparation for Veterans Day.

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Veterans Day -- the day America sets aside to appreciate those who have served in the armed forces -- includes several private opportunities and communal events to remember service members.

Veterans Day Ceremony

This free event will feature patriotic music, speakers and tributes to veterans. The Golden Stars Skydiving Team will stage an aerial performance.

Forest Lawn Drive
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
www.forestlawn.com

Date: Monday, Nov.11 at 11 a.m.

17th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

The annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade is one of the largest in the Southland. The parade will carry the theme of “Honoring All Who Served” as well as pay tribute to those who have protected the freedom of Americans.

Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Canyon Drive between Ramon & Alejo Roads
Palm Springs, CA 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

Date: Monday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

San Fernando Veterans Day Parade

More than 120 groups will be out on Monday, Nov. 11. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near the corner of San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard and ends at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima

Los Angeles National Cemetery

The Sepulveda landmark closes on holidays with two exceptions: Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 South Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 268-4675 or 4494

National Parks

The final fee-free days of the year at the national parks are in honor of Veterans Day Weekend. Enter without pay through Veterans Day.

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