Veterans Day Events Planned Across SoCal

By Olsen Ebright
|  Sunday, Nov 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:56 AM PDT
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Veterans Honored in North Long Beach

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Members of a U.S. Marine Corps honor guard march to their positions at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Veterans Day full honor ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2011.

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Veterans Honored in North Long Beach

There was a renewed excitement in the air in North Long Beach where the annualVeterans Day Parade was a lot larger than years past... but just as patriotic!
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Events in the Southern California area honoring veterans include:

Burbank

Monday, Nov. 12:

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at McCambridge Park War Memorial (corner of San Fernando Road and Amherst Drive) at 11 a.m. Event Link

Granada Hills

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The Granada Hills Rotary Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Granada Hills Post are holding a Veterans Day Celebration at the Granada Hills Veterans Memorial Park. The event begins at 2 p.m. Event Link

Hollywood Hills

Sunday, Nov. 11:

Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Capt. Justin L. Babcock is giving the keynote address and LA County Sheriff Lee Baca will give the Pledge of Allegiance. The Lake Elsinore-based Golden Stars Skydiving Team will make a jump. Admission is free, and souvenirs will be given to all attendees.

Huntington Beach

Sunday, Nov. 11:

Huntington Beach plans to honor its veterans with a ceremony at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza at 11 a.m. Event Link

Irvine

Sunday, Nov. 11:

"The second annual Orange County National Veterans Day Run will begin and end at the Woodbridge Community Park in Irvine, CA. The race will offer two distances: a timed 11k and a 1-mile charity walk." For entry fees and race updates, visit Los Angeles National Veterans Day Run for more details. Event Link

Long Beach

Sunday, Nov. 11:

Veterans -- along with active military personnel, police officers and firefighters -- are admitted free at the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way), with valid service ID from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event Link

Malibu

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Malibu Legacy Park starting at 11 a.m. Event Link

Manhattan Beach

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The 15th annual Veterans Day multi-generational event will be held at the Veterans Monument in Manhattan Beach at 11 a.m. Event Link

Mission Hills

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade starts at 11:11 a.m. at San Fernando Mission Boulevard and ends at Laurel Canyon Boulevard. "In recent past, the parade has involved more than 120 veterans groups and numerous high school marching bands and the San Diego-based Navy Band Southwest. All of the wartime eras will be specifically represented (from WWII to Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan)," according to organizers. Event Link

Moorpark

Sunday, Nov. 11:

A Veterans Day observance will be held at the Veterans Memorial (corner of Spring Road and Flinn Avenue) at 10 a.m. to honor men and women who have served and are serving our country. The keynote speech will be presented by Cmdr. Christopher McAnally. Event Link

Palm Springs

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The 16th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day parade begins at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. This year's theme is "Honoring All Who Served." Fireworks are scheduled following the parade. Event Link

Pasadena

Sunday, Nov. 11:

The Veterans Day Memorial Tribute & BBQ begins at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Park. "This commemorative service will include live music, a low altitude flyover by the Condor Squadron at 11:11 a.m., bugling demonstration and more. …This event is followed by the Pasadena Senior Center's Veterans’ Day Salute and BBQ. $1.00 per person with pre-paid reservation / limited to 100." Event Link

San Pedro

Saturday, Nov. 10:

The Veterans Appreciation Festival goes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the USS Iowa, Berth 87. The event is presented by LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Joe Buscaino and more than 50 local veterans groups. Admission is free, and the event will have food, entertainment and a resource fair. Event Link

Simi Valley

Monday, Nov. 12

The Reagan Presidential Library is hosting its annual Veterans Day event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: "In addition to a program honoring all branches of our military, the day's activities include live musical entertainment by the Santa Susana High School Symphony Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble, Civil War re-enactments by the Washington Artillery of New Orleans (includes cannon and artillery demonstrations, as well as a display of hospital, civilian and cavalry tents for exploration), and a display of World War II and current military vehicles. And don’t miss the North American AT-6 Flyover by the Condor Squadron at 10:30 a.m.!" Event Link

Various Locations

Veterans Day Weekend

Entrance to all national parks and national forests is free for Veterans Day Weekend. Event Link
 

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