Solemn ceremonies, festive parades and flag displays will take place around the Inland Empire to honor our troops and those who've served in our military.
Veterans Day is on Thursday. And almost after a year being in the pandemic, some local cities are hosting a few in person gatherings, this week, for you and the family to celebrate the lives of our courageous and selfless heroes of the military.
Eastvale plans to host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 8.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at American Heroes Park.
The celebration will include plaque dedications to late Council Member Ike Bootsma, who died in May, and Richard “Ric” Welch, who served on the inaugural Eastvale City Council and died in September.
- A 19th anniversary Veterans Day celebration honoring veterans and people serving in the military is planned for Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Flabob Airport, 4130 Mennes Ave. Admission and parking are free, but donations are welcome.
Menifee’s annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11, will feature a flyover, guest speakers, art displays and family activities.
An art and essay contest for students is themed “Honoring All Who Served.” Students may submit work online at www.cityofmenifee.us/specialevents by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Prizes will be awarded, with winners showcased at the event.
The free event is at 10 a.m. at the Menifee Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road.
Moreno Valley will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial at the Civic Center.
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will speak at the event, which will be streamed online. Col. Gregory P. Haynes, commander of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing based at March Air Reserve Base also will speak. The ceremony will include the Rancho Verde High School Jr. ROTC and an unveiling of banners and pavers honoring current and former U.S. service members from Moreno Valley.
The 13th annual Field of Honor will display 2,021 American flags at Town Square Park from Saturday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 14, to recognize veterans and those who serve in the military and in law enforcement.
This event is free and features sections of flags for Medal of Honor recipients, Inland Empire first responders, historical flags, state flags and a flag dedicated to those killed on 9/11. Chalk artists will create a patriotic sidewalk display. The field will open Saturday at 10 a.m. with a ceremony honoring first responders. It will include speeches, student performances and a Military Family Resource Expo.
The 19th annual Veterans Day parade is set for Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in Historic Downtown Murrieta.
The parade will begin on Washington Avenue and Ivy Street and end at the Field of Honor at Town Square Park. The event will include a flyover. To register a group for the parade, visit tinyurl.com/veteranparade.
- The U.S. Marines Veteran Motorcycle Club is hosting the annual 246th Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day Festival on Saturday, Nov. 6.
The event is set for the Last Chance Inn, 1192 Sixth St., Norco. The event is $20 admission, but military personnel in uniform are free. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the memory of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, of Norco, who was killed in Afghanistan.
Volunteers are invited to help plant U.S. flags at each of the more than 250,000 graves at Riverside National Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 8 a.m.
There is no need to register in advance. Flags will be retrieved Saturday, Nov. 13. No other event is planned at the national cemetery because of the pandemic.
The 11 a.m. ceremony will include a resource fair, competitions with prizes and the MSJC Mobile Career Center. It will be staged in the campus courtyard, off Margarita Road and Nicole Lane.
Wildomar is sponsoring a free Veterans Day event at Marna O’Brien Park on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Local veterans and elected officials will speak at the event, which is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Flags of the Armed Forces display will honor those who serve. The park is at 20505 Palomar St.
A Veterans Day parade will start at O Street and La Cadena Drive at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and end at E Street.
An honor ceremony will follow at Fleming Park, 525 N. La Cadena Drive.
- A Veterans Day celebration is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Miller Park Amphitheater, 17004 Arrow Blvd.
- A Veterans Day celebration is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Freedom Park, 21950 Pico St.
The ceremony will salute those who have served or are serving in the military.
A celebration of veterans, presented by the city and the Highland Veterans Day Committee, is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Highland Community Park.
Festivities will include presentations and a concert by the Highland Music Company. A musical prelude will begin at 1:30 p.m. A barbecue and open house at American Legion Post 421 will follow at the park, 7793 Central Ave. The American Legion post is at 28309 E. Highland Ave.
- The city is hosting a Veteran’s Day ceremony Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The event will be at Freedom Courtyard at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Road.
The fifth annual Veteran’s Dinner, organized by the Redlands Veterans Dinner Committee, is set for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Redlands Elks Lodge No. 583.
The event will include dancing, door prizes, and music by The Tomcats. The Arrowhead Valley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will present commemorative pins to Vietnam veterans. The event is free to veterans and their families, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to veterans-related services and possibly scholarships.
The Redlands Hometown Heroes Foundation and the city will host the annual Veterans Day celebration and parade Thursday, Nov. 11.
The parade will start at 9 a.m. at Redlands High School, 840 E Citrus Ave. The route will take Citrus west, turn right on Eureka Street, left onto West State Street, right onto North Center Street and left onto West Redlands Boulevard. The parade will end at Jennie Davis Park, 923 W. Redlands Blvd.
- The 21st Annual Veterans Day Salute and Parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the San Bernardino Police Station, 710 N. D St. The parade will end at Court Street Square, 349 N. E St. A ceremony will follow the parade.
- Upland will host a Ceremony of Remembrance on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The event will be at Upland Veterans Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Ave. Food and music will follow.
- Yucaipa and Calimesa will host a joint Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Yucaipa Community Park. Yucaipa Mayor Greg Bogh, Calimesa Mayor Bill Davis, and San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe are set to speak. The theme is 9/11. The park is at 34900 Oak Glen Road.
**Events found from Daily Bulletin