SoCal Hosts Veterans Day Events

Honoring past and present military servicemen and servicewomen across Southern California

By Alexis Shaw
|  Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 4:51 PM PDT
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Veterans Honored in North Long Beach

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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 LA area honoring veterans include races in Irvine, a free dinner and a show in Sun Valley, and a 21-gun salute in Granada Hills. All events are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, unless otherwise noted.

Burbank

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at McCambridge Park War Memorial (corner of San Fernando Road and Amherst Drive) at 11 a.m. The event will feature guest speakers and music by the Burbank Community Band. Event Link

Cypress Park

The Friends of Cypress Park Community Improvement Association, in cooperation with the offices of LA City Councilman Ed P. Reyes will host the 9th annual Northeast Los Angeles Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 12. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the event will feature a salute to local veterans, a POW/MIA table ceremony, flag raising, and a traditional 21-gun salute to honor those who have fallen serving our country. Local veterans are asked to wear their uniforms, as well as any earned military decorations. Event Link

Granada Hills

Members of VFW Post 232, family, and friends will be holding an all-night vigil in remembrance of Veteran's Day from 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 to 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The vigil will be held at Veterans Memorial Triangle, at the southeast corner of Chatsworth Street and Zelzah Avenue. Event Link

Hollywood Hills

Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries will be holding its 52nd annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills (6300 Forest Lawn Drive). The event will feature skydivers, a military vehicle display and patriotic musical performances. Admission is free, and souvenirs will be given to all attendees. Event Link

Huntington Beach

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

Irvine

The Inaugural LA National Veterans Day Run will be held at Woodbridge Community Park (corner of Alton Parkway and Lake Road) in Irvine at 4 p.m. The event will feature an 11k race at 4:11 p.m., followed by a 5k run and a 1-mile walk at 5:11 p.m. For entry fees and race updates, visit Los Angeles National Veterans Day Run for more details. Event Link

Long Beach

Veterans 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

The 12th annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Malibu Legacy Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to honor those who have served and are serving the country. Event Link

Manhattan Beach

The 14th annual Veterans Day multi-generational event will be held at the Veteran's Monument in Manhattan Beach (Veterans Parkway, between Valley Drive and 15th Street). The event will feature music by the Official Band of the City of Manhattan Beach and The Hyperion Outfall Serenaders. Event Link

Moorpark

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. Event Link

Palm Springs

The 5th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. The parade will start at Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and head northbound to Alejo Road. A post-parade concert and fireworks celebration is to follow. Event Link

Pasadena

Veterans will be honored with live music, a flyover and bugle corps demonstration at Memorial Park in Old Pasadena from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Event Link

Redondo Beach

The 10th annual "Honor our Veterans" tribute will be held at the Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Event Link

San Bernardino

The San Bernardino American Legion Post 14 will hold a Veterans Day observance at the Soldiers and Sailors memorial (corner of 6th and D Streets) at 11 a.m.

Simi Valley

The Reagan Presidential Library is hosting its annual Veterans Day event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The day's events will include a flyover, live entertainment, and a program honoring all military servicemen, featuring keynote speaker Navy Seal Eric Greitens. In addition, all veterans and military members will receive free admission to the Museum & Air Force One Pavilion with valid ID. Event Link

Sun Valley

"Honoring Our Heroes," a free Veterans Day show will be held at Byrd Middle School, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature a dinner, a special tribute to Frank Sinatra, and a surprise guest speaker. Veterans attending are encouraged to wear military attire. Call 818-771-0236 to reserve a seat. Event Link

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