California Veteran's Day Events

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Californians celebrate Veteran's Day in nearly every city and community throughout the state. The events take place on November 11 and surrounding days to honor U.S. veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day National Ceremony is held annually on November 11th, with one national service at Arlington National Cemetery. It starts with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations.

The day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations, said President Woodrow Wilson when he declared the first celebration would be called Armistice Day. Congress amended it in 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans."  

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11, 2019

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ALHAMBRA: Veterans Day to be celebrated at Alhambra Park The annual veterans ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial in Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave. The City of Alhambra and American Legion Post 139  host the annual ceremony which includes Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard, the Fire Department with their fire trucks, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Alhambra High School Marching Band. Parks and Recreation Department sets up and hosts the refreshments. At the conclusion of the short ceremony in honor of Alhambra’s veterans, Post 139 will host an open house and luncheon at its headquarters at 24 N. Stoneman Ave. The public is welcome. alhambrachamber.org

AMERICAN CANYON: Veterans Day November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. City of American Canyon Community Center Gym, 100 Benton Way. Includes presentation, invocation and guest speakers. cityofamericancanyon.org

ARTESIA: Veterans Day Celebration Dinner & Entertainment November 7, 2019. RSVP required: cityofartesia.us

ATASCADERO: Veterans Day Ceremony at The Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, 11 a.m. Pay tribute to those who have served past and present. Music and a community BBQ hosted by Kiwanis follow the ceremony. visitatascadero.com

AUBURN: Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony and Luncheon, November 11, 2019, 10:50 a.m. Honoring all Veterans of the United States since 1919. Parade Theme: "Celebrating the American Legion Centennial" and we are pleased to announce that this year's Grand Marshall is Court Bradbury, Post 84 Adjutant / Finance Officer. The Parade begins at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Street and proceeds down Lincoln Way. The parade will pause at the Central Square at 11 a.m. There will be a brief patriotic ceremony with the release of doves, followed by a fly-over (weather permitting), a three volley rifle salute followed by TAPS. The parade resumes onto High Street and end at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.  The Complementary Luncheon (hot dogs, chips, cookies, soft drinks) will be served at the end of the parade route at the Armory Hall. All participants and spectators are invited to attend. Following the luncheon there will be music, singing and exhibitions. auburnveteransparade.org

AVALON: Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. The Avalon VFW will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Avalon. The event includes a Presentation of the Colors by the VFW Post 4682 Honor Guard, and guest speakers.   cityofavalon.com

BAKERSFIELD: Veterans Day Parade and Celebration November 11 , 2019. Please Join us: Monday, November 11, 2019 American Legion breakfast 6:30 a.m. Post 26 ( Veteran's eat free) Flag Raising Ceremony 8 a.m. at Veteran's Memorial Truxtun & S St. Veteran's Day Parade 10 a.m. Lunch served after parade (Veteran's eat free) Awards ceremony 2 p.m. facebook.com/events/835723740139409/

BALDWIN PARK: Veterans at Cesar Chavez Amphitheatre, 1 p.m. 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd. It begins with a 21 gun salute. baldwinpark.com

BALDWIN PARK: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. honoring all Veterans from the community during a very special ceremony.  Held at Morgan Park, Morgan Park, Cesar E. Chavez Amphitheater, 4100 Baldwin Park. baldwinpark.com

BEAUMONT: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th Street. A welcome reception is followed by a ceremony with remarks from local dignitaries. beaumontca.gov

BURBANK: Veterans Day Ceremony and War Memorial Dedication Monday, November 11, 2019 11:00 AM McCambridge Park War Memorial (at the corner of Amherst & San Fernando) 818.238.5378 Cost: Free Even burbankca.gov

CARMEL: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceremony held in Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue, honoring our veterans, sponsored by the Carmel by the Sea chapter of the American Legion. 

CATHEDRAL CITY: 14th Annual Healing Field November 9-16, 2019 at Patriot Park 33984- 33998 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234. The landscape in California’s western Riverside County along the northeast side of U.S. I-10 runs rugged and barren as travelers approach the Date Palm Drive Exit. 5,000 U.S. flags form the largest annual display of the Star & Stripes posted by any Colonial Flag Foundation flag display events. The massive formation of flags honors America’s fallen who sacrificed all on foreign battlefields in the fight against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11 of 2001. Each flag tells a story and represents an individual mourned by family and friends. The display is open to all without charge. healingfield.org

CERRITOS : Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. (9:45 a.m. prelude music.) The community is invited to attend the City of Cerritos Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 near the Cerritos Veterans Memorial in the Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. The event will feature patriotic selections performed by the Cerritos College Community Band, music by the Valley Christian High School Madrigals, City Council and dignitary comments, wreath laying and a moment of silence. In addition, children’s patriotic crafts will be offered. cerritos.us Parking is available at the Civic Center. Event will occur rain or shine.

CHOWCHILLA : Veterans Commemoration Ceremony always held on November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 600 W. Robertson Blvd. Veterans Ceremony is held to pay tribute to the men and women that have given their service to our country. The public is encouraged to attend. The event is co-sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars & VFW Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion. Refreshments are provided by Soroptimist International of Chowchilla. ci.chowchilla.ca.us

CONCORD: Veterans Day Ceremony & Softball Tournament November 11, 2019, The Veterans Day Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. followed immediately by the softball tournament at Willow Pass Softball Fields, Salvio St. & E. Olivera Rd. City of Concord and VFW Post 1525. facebook.com/CCCVSO/

COSTA MESA: Salute to Veterans November 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The community is invited to this free event. Location: OC Fair & Event Center - Heroes Hall, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Free. ocfair.com Veterans + Labor Community Celebration OC Fair & Event Center and Orange County Employees Association will host a free community celebration in honor of Veterans Day. The event will include free hot dogs for all attendees, family-friendly activities, entertainment and a Veterans Resource Fair. Opening ceremonies for the event will include a city address by Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley. Emmy-Award winning newscaster Ed Arnold will help emcee a dedication and unveiling of the A-4M Skyhawk Aircraft at Heroes Hall, which was relocated last month from the Civic Center in Santa Ana. The event will also feature a plaque dedication for Thomas P. Clark, Jr. in the Heroes Hall Walk of Honor, as well as a cake cutting ceremony with the United States Marines in honor of the 244th U.S. Marine Corps birthday. While the event and parking is free, guests are encouraged to bring donations for the food drive for veterans. All donations will go to Disabled American Veterans, a group that distributes donations to various organizations that help homeless veterans. Please bring non-perishable food items such as canned and instant soups, pastas, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, or gift cards to purchase food. Also accepted: toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo and toilet paper, as well as baby items like diapers, bottles and clothing. During the event, Heroes Hall will be open to guests, featuring the newest exhibit, Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters of World War II. The veterans museum is open year-round and also features the exhibit The SAAAB Story, which chronicles the history of the Santa Ana Army Airbase. The celebration will continue until 4 p.m. with free admission to the OC Market Place, located near Heroes Hall. Free for all ages

CUPERTINO: Veterans Day Memorial Event November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cupertino Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park, Mary Ave & Stevens Creek cupertinoveteransmemorial.org

DANA POINT: Veteran's Day Memorial Service November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. Dana Point VFW Post 9934 & Ladies Auxiliary event includes an unveiling of the updated memorial plaques which list the names of persons who have died during the past year who were members of VFW Post 9934 or members of families of Dana Point residents. Cost: Free Location: Strands Vista Park 34201 Selva Road Dana Point , California 92629 danapoint.org

DIAMOND BAR: Veterans Recognition Day November 7, 2019, 9 am to 11 am. Veterans Recognition Ceremony Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar, CA. Contact (909) 839-7070. A special ceremony to recognize and pay tribute to Diamond Bar veterans. This annual ceremony features patriotic entertainment, and awards presentation, and light refreshments. Attendance is free and open to everyone, but requires reservations. diamondbarca.gov

DOWNEY: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10-11 a.m. at The Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way. The City of Downey will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. City officials will be present to take part in this special event and the public is invited to attend to help honor and pay tribute to those who have served our Country. downeyca.org

DUARTE: Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony Veterans, families of those currently serving, and the general public are invited to attend a special Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Duarte at Thorsen Park, 2801 Huntington Drive. Seating available at the ceremony and refreshments, donated by the Duarte Kiwanis Club will be served immediately after the ceremony. accessduarte.com

ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade and Salute, Parade November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join thousands of community members to honor our Men and Women Veterans of the Armed Forces during the Annual Veterans Day Parade. Parade events start at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the Elk Grove Shopping Center, 9108 Elk Grove Florin Road. The parade will proceed south on Elk Grove Florin Road at 11 a.m. and end at Elk Grove Regional Park. Streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this important event. elkgrovepost 233.com | elkgrovecity.org

FAIRFIELD: Veterans Day Parade & Commemoration Ceremony November 11, 2019 at 12:30-2:30 p.m. Fairfield Main Street Association 1000 Webster St, Ste A, Fl First, Fairfield, California Celebrating the American Legion's 100th Anniversary is the commemoration theme for this year. At 10 a.m. listen to a patriotic concert and Ceremony of Remembrance at the Downtown Theatre, 1035 Texas Street. The Veterans Day Parade at 12:30 p.m. assembles at Webster and Kentucky Street. The parade route: Downtown along Texas Street. fairfieldmainstreet.com

FALLBROOK: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Main Street south of Fallbrook Street. Sponsored by Fallbrook VFW and Auxiliary Post 1924. Ceremony in Village Square at 11 a.m. and free lunch for vets at 12 p.m. at VFW Post. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

FOLSOM: Wayne Spence Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. Starts at E. Bidwell Street from Montrose Drive, heading westbound on E. Bidwell Street, then northbound on Coloma Street to Natoma Street. Celebrating Over a Century of Service to Our Country and Going Strong is 2019 theme. Local Marine Corps veteran Jay Wiley serves as grand marshal; at just 17 years old, he was a member of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing unit during the Korean War. At the Folsom Lions Park the parade concludes with a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Folsom City Lions Park. 3,000 participants include marching bands, floats, classic cars, riders on horseback, color guard and more. folsom.ca.us

FREMONT: Veterans Day Program November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Alameda County Veterans Affairs Commission Address: 38991 Farwell Avenue Fremont CA calvet.ca.gov

FRESNO: 100th Veterans Day Parade, Largest Veterans Day Parade on the West Coast November 11, 2019, 11:11 a.m. in front of Fresno City Hall. Pre-program starts at 10 a.m. The goal is to honor all of our service men and women in a huge show of appreciation each year. Grand Marshal is CW03 Dan Payne USMC. fresnovdp.com

FULLERTON: Fullerton Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Annual Veterans Day Observance. March begins at 10 a.m. with ceremony at 11 a.m. Parade route: March begins at Downtown Museum Plaza 125 E. Wilshire Ave. Fullerton, CA, 92832 March ends at Hillcrest Park, Ceremony begins at Hillcrest Park 1200 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA, 92832 cityoffullerton.com | nocchamber.com

GARDEN GROVE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 8 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony and Vietnam War Pinning Ceremony at OC Fire Authority Station 81, 11261 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove CA 92840 Contact Information: ​Lou Correa's District Office at (714) 559-6190, correa.house.gov

GRAND TERRACE: The City of Grand Terrace Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. The Veterans Wall of Freedom Organization and the Foundation of Grand Terrace present the Veterans Wall of Freedom at 21950 Pico Street.The Veterans Day Celebration will salute veterans who have served or are serving in the United States military. It will also be a celebration of the freedoms we enjoy today because of the service and sacrifice of these veterans. Bill Hussey, United States Marine Corps veteran Sergeant, will be the keynote speaker. Activities, including music, will be held during the celebration to honor veterans. veteranswalloffreedom.org

GREENVILLE: Annual Veterans Day Parade Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. The parade begins on Main Street and crosses Highway 89 with the ceremony being held in front of Hunter's Hardware and the IVCC Office, 408 Main Street, Greenville, CA. 95947. Indianvalleychamber.snappages.com

HANFORD: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10-11 a.m. at Hanford Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Highway 198, Tank Ceremony. Patricia Lewis, Adjutant, American Legion Post 3 - (559) 583-1169

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Veteran's Day Commemoration November 11,2019, 8-10 a.m. at City Hall Parking Lot, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA. Refreshments provided. hgcity.org

HESPERIA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hesperia Recreation and Park District and AMVETS host a remembrance ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. Everyone is welcome to attend. Location: Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road Hesperia, CA. hesperiaparks.com

HOLLISTER: Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Come downtown to celebrate and remember the courageous men and women of the armed forces who protect and serve the nation. downtownhollister.org

HOLTVILLE: Veterans Day Parade "Honoring our Forces: Past, Present, and Future" November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. Free Breakfast for all Veterans 7:30-9 a.m.! Parade at 10 a.m. Farmers Market & Street Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. holtville.ca.gov

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Veterans Day Car Show November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to see, parking may charge fees. City Beach at Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street, veteransdaycarshowhb.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Held annually at Pier Plaza next to Huntington Beach Pier. The event includes a flag ceremony, music and dignitary speeches. Join the City of Huntington Beach and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. All are welcome to honor our Vets. huntingtonbeachca.gov

JACKSON: Jackson Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Jackson, Jackson, CA. visitjacksonca.com

LA HABRA: "Celebrating Patriotism" Veterans Day Event November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. The City of La Habra joins American Legion Post 267, La Habra to celebrate Veterans Day on at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. KTLA's Lynette Romero and Mark Mester are guest speakers. Musical performance bySwing Dolls. All are invited to attend this free event. lahabracity.com

LAKE ELSINORE: Veterans Day Observance Ceremony 9 a.m. at Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive. calvet.ca.gov

LA PUENTE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. at City Hall. The City of La Puente will celebrate the commitment to past U.S. military personnel and those from La Puente currently serving our nation, taking place at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to City Hall. All residents, friends, and family members are invited to honor American Veterans on this special day. Location: City Hall, 15900 E. Main St., La Puente, CA. lapuente.org

LA QUINTA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m. La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico. All invited, free. The Veteran Recognition Program collects, preserves, and recognizes the sacrifice and valiant efforts of American War Veterans by engraving name, rank, and years of service onto the Veterans's Acknowledgment Art Piece at the Civic Center Campus. laquintaca.gov

LA VERNE: Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. at Veterans Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave., Free, cityoflaverne.org

LAWNDALE: 4th Annual Field of Honor November 7-11, 2019 at Lawndale Civic Center, 14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260 Flags fly in tribute to Veterans, those currently serving in the Armed Forces and those who died defending our nation on battlefields far from home. Flags may be sponsored for $25, and the sponsors will retain the flags at the close of the event to be displayed in Lawndale and surrounding communities as mementos of this touching event. healingfield.org

LEMOORE: City of Lemoore Veterans Day Run Walk November 9, 2019, 7:30-10 a.m. lemoore.com

LEMOORE: Parade November 11,2019, 6-8 p.m. The Parade route is on D Street between Follett Street and Hill Street. Hosted by the American Legion Post 100. Entrants sign-up at the Lemoore Parks & Recreation Department located on 721 W. Cinnamon Dr. lemoore.com

LOS ANGELES: Forest Lawn Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. Celebration begins at sunrise when Boy Scout Pack and Webelos Den #435 place flags throughout the memorial park. The free event features a flyover, patriotic music, a rifle salute, an invocation, a color guard, a wreath laying, souvenir giveaways, and more. Historic artifact displays by Marching Thru History Exposition, arts & crafts, balloon art, face painting, fruit bars, and Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts. Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills, Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, CA. forestlawn.com

LOS ANGELES: Veterans Day L.A. November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at LA Coliseum 3911 S. Figueroa St. Join Janice Hahn for the inaugural event which includes Resource Fair, Food Trucks, Static Displays, Aerial Demonstrations, Entertainment and more. Veteransdayla.com

MANHATTAN BEACH: 22nd Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generation Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Veterans Monument, 15th Street and Valley Drive. Welcome with Mayor Nancy Hersman | Presentation of the Colors by the Manhattan Beach Police Department | Color Guard Closing. Location: Joslyn Community Center Ocean Banquet Hall for light refreshments following the Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Department (310) 802-5448 In the event of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event will be held at the Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. citymb.info

MARIPOSA: 5th Annual Healing Field November 10-17, 2019 at Mariposa County Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie Street, Mariposa, CA 95325 Begun five years ago as a 4-H Citizenship Project, the Mariposa Field of Honor display of United States Flags is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. healingfield.org

MARTINEZ: Veterans Day Ceremony / Flag Raising November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. Alhambra Cemetery | 11 a.m. Ignacio Plaza, cityofmartinez.org

MARYSVILLE: Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. The parade route follows D Street in Historic Downtown Marysville. The Theme for the Parade is Supporting Our Troops; Past, Present, and Future Contact Information: ​Cindy Verrill (530) 743-2390

MERCED: Field of Honor November 9-17, 2019

MERCED: Merced County Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 1 p.m. Downtown | Main Street beginning at G Street to Canal Street, right on Canal to left on 18th Street Merced, CA co.merced.ca.us/1585/Veterans-Day-Parade

MILPITAS: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9-11 a.m. Held to honor men and women who have served for the cause of America's freedom, show your appreciation for all veterans. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony, rain or shine. Location: Veterans Plaza at Milpitas City Hall 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. between City Hall & Community Center. ci.milpitas.ca.gov

MOORPARK: Veterans Day Observance November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, corner of Spring Road and Flinn Avenue. Presented by the American Legion Post 502, the City of Moorpark, American Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America, Forty & Eight, and Kiwanis Club of Moorpark. Refreshments provided. Contact the American Legion: (805) 523-3355.

MURRIETA: Field of Honor November 9-17, 2019

MURRIETA: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019. 17th Annual | Murrieta, CA 1-3 p.m. Historic Downtown Murrieta Town Square Park Murrieta, CA. murrietaca.gov

ORANGE: Veterans Memorial November 11,2019, 2 p.m. at Depot Park 100 N. Atchison St., Orange 92866 Join the City of Orange to honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Parking for this event is very limited, however individuals requiring special assistance may be dropped off at Ruby's Diner lot. "Honor All Who Served" at the City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute. Commemorating past and current military service, the City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute includes keynote speaker, patriotic music, inspirational messages, and light refreshments. cityoforange.org

OROVILLE: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Honors service men and women with a parade down Montgomery St. from 5th St. to in historic Downtown Oroville to Oroville Veterans' for all of Butte County Memorial Park. Come honor our Veterans and see marching bands, floats, historic military vehicles and much more. cityoforoville.org | facebook.com/events/523364671827120/

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the annual parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road.

PASADENA: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. City Hall, Centennial Square, 100 N. Garfield, Pasadena, CA. Flyover at 11:11 a.m. Marching bands, guest speakers and light refreshments. City Hall, Centennial Square | 100 N. Garfield Ave. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. cityofpasadena.net

PETALUMA: Petaluma Veterans Day Parade and Flyover November 11, 2019, 12-2:45 p.m. Walnut Park 201 Fourth Street Petaluma, CA 94952 The Petaluma Veterans Day Parade & Flyover begins with music in Walnut Park at 12 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Huey helicopters, tanks, and more than 100 entries offer pomp and circumstance. At Walnut Park the service offers prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and guest speakers. petalumaveteransparade.com

PICO RIVERA: Veterans Ceremony November 11, 2019, 8:30-11 a.m. Pico Rivera Veterans Memorial & Eternal Flame, 9001 Mines Avenue. The City of Pico Rivera hosts Veterans Day breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Pico Rivera Veterans Memorial Plaza and Eternal Flame located at 9001 Mines Avenue in Pico Rivera. A special ceremony is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. pico-rivera.org

PINOLE : Veterans' Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fernandez Park The Pinole Historical Society Veterans Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony invites public to attend. Worn U.S. flags by the Boy Scouts will highlight the hour-long ceremony. Please bring your worn and tattered flags to the ceremony, where they will be retired with proper respect. There is no charge to retire a flag. pinolehistoricalsociety.org

PISMO BEACH: Veterans Day Celebration and Luncheon November 11, 2019. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will honor our Central Coast Veterans and their family members at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Hall with a formal ceremony immediately followed by a free BBQ for all of those in attendance. facebook.com/events/704846706701617/

PLACENTIA: Veterans Day Observance Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. at Civic Center, 401 East Chapman Avenue. The City of Placentia and the Veterans Advisory Committee developed this program that honors Placentia residents that have served or are serving in the Armed Forces by adding their names to the Veterans Monument at the Placentia Civic Center. The event features guest speakers. placentia.org

PLACERVILLE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane. Honor Guard of veterans Parade of flags Color guard National Anthem with flyover of WWII Warbirds, including missing man formation Invocation and benediction by veteran ministers and chaplains, Pledge of Allegiance, Recognition of the Armed Services, Dedication of bench honoring Nisei veterans, Patriotic songs by Ponderosa High School Chorus, Wreath presentation, Three-volley salute by Honor Guard Taps eldoradocountyveterans.org

PLEASANT HILL: Veteran's Day Celebration November 9, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This family friendly event will have fun for the whole family with food, music, and games. There will be a BBQ, a bouncy house and much more. Pleasant Hill Park 147 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA. Free, ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us

PLEASANTON:  Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony November 3, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. Address: 301 Main Street Pleasanton CA ​

POWAY: Veteran's Day Ceremony in the Park. Friday, November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country. Veterans Park Address: 14134 Midland Road Poway, CA 92064 Cost: Free. poway.org

RANCHO CORDOVA: Veterans Day Observance November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. at Cordova High School Performing Arts Center, 2239 Chase Drive features Band, Brick Dedication, Keynote Speaker and Free Admission for all. cordovacouncil.org

REDONDO BEACH: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. Keynote speaker is Colonel Ann Igl, USAF, Commander 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base. Music provided by the 40th Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Scouts are supporting the service. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks Lodge, #1378 in the Elks parking lot south of their building adjacent to Veterans Park. The BBQ is free for all veterans and members of the military, police officers, firefighters. $5 donation from all others. Contact Elks at 208-473-6626 to RSVP for the BBQ. Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial, 300 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA. calvet.ca.gov/ Pages/ 2019-Redondo-Beach-Veterans-Day-Ceremony.aspx

RIVERSIDE: November 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 14th Annual A Salute to Veterans Parade and Expo Parade: Downtown Riverside (starting at RCC on Magnolia) Expo: Elks Lodge Riverside (6166 Brockton Avenue) Riverside, CA. ​asalutetoveterans.org

ROHNERT PARK: Veterans' Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane. rpcommunityservices.org

SACRAMENTO: California Mexican American Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 , 1-2 p.m. at El Sodado Monument, Jesse Unruh State Office Building 971 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

SACRAMENTO: City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at Capitol Mall & 3rd and ends at 9th Street, Sacramento, CA. Starts with Resource Fair at 9 a.m. Ceremony at 10 a.m. Free. cityofsacramento.org

SALINAS: Annual Monterey County Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 2-4 p.m. Downtown | Old Salinas South Main: Chestnut to Central Avenue Salinas, CA salinasveteransparade.org

SAN BERNARDINO: Veterans Day Salute & Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. in front of police station, ending at Meadowbrook Park, 250 North Sierra Way. Event includes veterans groups, marching bands, drill teams, classic cars and floats. sbcity.org/parks

SAN BRUNO: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane. Avenue of Flags Committee is hosting event. facebook.com/events/golden-gate-national-cemetery

SAN DIEGO: Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. on N. Harbor Drive. Route: The one mile route proceeds south on N Harbor Drive past a long row of grand stands, and past the Wyndham Bayside Hotel, and past the B Street Pier, to Broadway where the route turns left onto Broadway for one block to Pacific Highway, and turns right onto Pacific Highway to proceed south for two blocks to end at G Street and the Dismissal Area. sdvetparade.org

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY / PACOIMA: Veteran's Day Parade November 11 begins at 11:11 a.m. San Fernando Mission Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd. Route: Corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and San Fernando Mission Blvd, proceed down Laurel Canyon Blvd.1.1 miles and culminate at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 (corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Paxton St.). There is also a carnival at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center November 8-10, 2019. This is the largest Veterans Day event for vets in Los Angeles County. sfvveteransdayparade.com

SAN JOSE: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, Parade at 11 a.m.Grand Marshal is Major General Gregory F. Jones. uvcscc.org/VetParadeInfo.htm

SAN RAFAEL: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Program will begin in the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium with music, military exercises and a brief address. It will continue in front of the World War I, World War II, and Korean, Vietnam and Merchant Marine Memorials on the Avenue of the Flags. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Redwood Foyer. Location: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903, Free, marincounty.org

SANTA BARBARA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Free event! The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. This free public event features a ceremony conducted by members of Los Soldados del Real Presidio de Santa Barbara to honor armed service veterans, their families, and currently serving military members. Veterans attending the ceremony will have the opportunity to speak to the audience and reflect on their service. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara. sbthp.org

SANTA BARBARA: Veterans Day Parade November 9, 2019, 12-1 p.m. The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade is a star spangled salute to all veterans complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, heroes from all branches of the military, a Huey helicopter, and historic military aircraft flyovers! Come cheer on our heroes past and present as the parade makes its way down State Street. (from Sola to the Veterans Memorial Building) pcvf.org

SANTA CLARITA: November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 N. Walnut Street. City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend a special Veterans Day Ceremony to honor local veterans, currently-serving military and their families. Hosted in partnership with local Veterans organizations, this ceremony includes musical performers, speakers, and the changing of the flags. santa-clarita.com

SANTA ROSA: Veterans Day Free Admission at Charles M. Schulz Museum November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free, schulzmuseum.org

SHASTA LAKE: Shasta Lake Lions Veterans Day Parade November 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Address: Highway 51 and Shasta Dam Boulevard Shasta Lake CA ​27 Years of Honoring Veterans and All Those Deployed 6-10 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast by Shasta Lake Firefighter's Association, Shasta Lake Fire Protection District Main Fire Hall, 4126 Ashby Court, 275-7474 10 a.m. to noonish: Veterans Day Parade, Grand Marshal - Flight Engineer | Crew Chief Johnny Baker Immediately following Parade: Luncheon by American Legion Post 720, 4309 Vallecito, Shasta Lake, 275-8211

SIMI VALLEY: Veterans Day Commemoration November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 Live musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display and a program honoring all branches of military, includes an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker Captain Dan Pedersen, senior officer in the group of nine men who formed the Navy's legendary Topgun graduate program at Naval Air Station Miramar in March 1969. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the Museum on November 11. Active military members with valid ID are always free. reaganfoundation.org

SOUTH EL MONTE: City of South El Monte Veterans' Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Location: City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte. ci.south-el-monte.ca.us

STANTON: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and members of the public are invited to attend the event. Expected to last 1 hour and end at 10 a.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 10970 Cedar St., Stanton, CA. Call (714) 890-4270. ci.stanton.ca.us

TEMECULA: Patriotic Salute to Veterans November 11, 2019, 6-9 p.m. Civic Center 41000 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590. Temecula Civic Center (41000 Main Street). Event includes a free Veterans Day concert, free picnic (5-6 p.m. in Town Square Park to the first 500 in line,) City dignitaries, the presentation of military banners to recognize active military personnel from the City's Military Banner Program, and a live orchestra performance. 90-minute professional concert under the stars, A Patriotic Salute to Veterans, presented by the Temecula Valley Symphony features Sherie Rae Parker as Bette Midler. Community Services Department (951) 694-6480, temeculaca.gov

TEMPLE CITY: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Temple City Park Honor our local heroes with a celebration that includes the Posting of Colors, live entertainment, and a vintage aircraft flyover. Free lunch provided after the program. Location: 9701 Las Tunas Dr. Temple City, CA 91780, ci.temple-city.ca.us

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Veterans Tribute Honoring Veterans Past and Present on November 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Veteran's Park next to City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road. Breakfast for vets 8-10 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Ceremony at 11 a.m. sponsored by the City of Twentynine Palms. mccs29palms.com

UPLAND: Ceremony of Remembrance Veteran's Day November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Upland Veteran's Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Ave. This special ceremony will include posting of the colors, singing of the national anthem, veteran recognition, rifle salute, uplifting patriotic tunes, and special addresses and honors. The Veteran's Plaza is located in Upland between City Hall and the library. ci.upland.ca.us

VACAVILLE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. in Downtown. Merchants honor our veterans with a short ceremony hosted by the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District at 9:00 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. in Andrews Park, Main Street, by the Memorial. Pay honor to those who have served and serve our country. downtownvacaville.com

VALLEJO: Veteran's Day Memorial November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Vallejo Veterans Memorial Park 555 Santa Clara Street Vallejo CA. Noon refreshments at Vallejo Vets Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane. Contact Information: ​Nestor Aliga: 707-853-0062 | nestor.aliga@comcast.net

VICTORVILLE: Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, 9 a.m. The Parade starts at the corner of Tracy and 7th St., and ends at Forrest and 7th. A ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on 7th St., Victorville, CA. Free. victorvilleca.gov | vet parades

VISALIA: Veterans Day Presentation November 11, 2019, 9-10:15 a.m. at Visalia Cemetery, 1300 West Goshen Avenue Visalia, CA 93291 At The Veteran’s Memorial Wall Welcome by - Cemetery District Manager, Cindy Summers Raising of United States Flag Pledge of Allegiance Prayer and Moment of Silence Raising of United States Military Flags by Service Men & Women Sing-along to the Armed Forces Medley Patriotic songs Parade around the cemetery to be led by The Patriot Guard Riders. visaliacem.org

WHITTIER: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. at City Hall, 13230 Penn Street Whittier, CA 90602. Light Refreshments following ceremony. cityofwhittier.org

YORBA LINDA: Special Veterans Day Commemoration November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. honors the service of American military members in the beautiful East Room at the Nixon Presidential Library. Formal Presentation of Colors by the Troy High School Navy JROTC Program led by Col. Wayne Scott, USAF, Ret. who will be joined in conversation with World War II veterans, Corporal Nick Devereux, US Army Radioman Second Class Don Fosburg, US Navy Concert by the Placentia Symphonic Band The Placentia Symphonic Band. Free admission to event, but not to entire museum / access. nixonfoundation.org

Past Events 2017-2o18

November 11 Veterans Day Hayward, CA 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hayward's 21st Century Library 888 C Street Hayward, CA

November 11  Copperopolis Veterans Day Parade 1-12 a.m. Main Street: Mineral Street to Little John Road Copperopolis, CA coppervalley.com

November 11 Veterans Day Celebration | USDVA Regional Site 2-5 p.m. Veterans Park Pavilion 2680 Buhach Road Atwater, CA

November 11 Inaugural Flag Ceremony 4 p.m. Seal Beach Pier Flag Pole, Eisenhower Park Seal Beach, CA. Honoring all the men and women in uniform and courageous veterans. Additional ceremonies to be held the 1st Tuesday of every month at dusk.

November 12 Veterans Day Program Pittsburg, CA 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Pittsburg Senior Center 300 Presidio Lane Pittsburg, CA

LONG BEACH: Annual Long Beach Veterans Day November 11 , 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parade: A Salute to Those Who Served, Parade begins at Harding Street (just south of Artesia Blvd), Long Beach, CA Parade is usually on Saturday

LOS ANGELES: VA West Los Angeles Veteran's Day Celebration November 11 , 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Los Angeles National Cemetery November 11, 10-11:15 a.m. Location: 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Veterans BBQ 100 Constitution Ave 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Veterans Resource Fair 11301 Wilshire Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

SEAL BEACH: Veterans Day Ceremony in Eisenhower Park. November 11, Veteran's Day Ceremony Support of VFW by Lions Club from 9 am-12 pm in Eisenhower Park.

CALISTOGA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 11 a.m.. Presented by Calistoga Veterans Memorial/American Legion the event is held at Calistoga Veterans Memorial, Logvy Park. Calistoga, CA. Honoring all who served in the United States Armed Forces the ceremony commences with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns. calpost231.org

OAKLAND: Veterans' Day Commemoration. Guest speakers, the Skyline High jazz band and a host of veteran organizations mark this annual commemoration. Location: City Hall Amphitheater, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free Admission. oaklandnet.com 

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VETERANS DAY PARADES IN CALIFORNIA ON NOVEMBER 11 unless otherwise stated, events subject to change, confirm before going!

CYPRESS - Veterans Day Tribute - Senior Center, Cypress, CA. ci.cypress.ca.us

November 10 16th Annual Veterans Day Celebration | November 10 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flabob Airport 4130 Mennes Avenue Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

November 10 World War 1 100th Anniversary Commemoration Parade 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Main Street | Downtown Woodland Woodland, CA

November 10 22nd Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade | November 10 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Downtown: Atlantic Street Long Beach, CA

November 10 32nd Annual San Diego Honored Tradition 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Harbor Drive and Grape Street San Diego, CA

November 10 4th Annual Veterans Resource Fair and Wounded Warrior amputee Softball Team 12-4 p.m. Saddleback College Baseball Stadium 28000 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA

November 10 U.S. Veterans Concert | November 10 2-12 a.m. Will Geer's Theatrical Botanicum 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, CA

November 11 8th Annual Welcome Home Celebration | November 11 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center 5901 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90822

November 11 Veterans Day Program - Woodland, CA 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Old Yolo County Courthouse 525 Court Street Woodland, CA

November 11 Veterans Day Commemorating 100th Anniversary of end of WWI 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Los Angeles National Cemetery 950 South Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049

November 11 Inaugural Veterans Day Event | California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery 2900 Parker Flats Seaside, CA

November 11 Veterans Day | Gasquet, CA 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Gasquet American Legion Post 548 1555 Gasquet Flat Road Gasquet, CA 95543

November 11 Castro Valley Veterans Day 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Castro Valley Veterans Memorial 3683 Quail Avenue Castro Valley, CA

November 11 Veterans Day Program | Golden Gate National Cemetery 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Golden Gate National Cemetery 1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA

November 11 Gold Coast Veterans Foundation Veterans Day Ceremony 11 a.m.-12:30 PM Ventura County Veterans Memorial 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009

November 11 100th Anniversary Armistice Day | November 11 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown San Jose Market Street @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez San Jose , CA

November 11 WWI 100 Years | Veterans Day 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Ventura County Veterans Memorial 800 South VIctoria Avenue (Victoria Ave and Telephone Rd) Ventura, CA

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