VICTORVILLE, Calif. – This November will mark the 20th Anniversary of Victorville’s Veterans Memorial and the twentieth time the City will host its Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the City of Victorville will host a Salute to Victorville Veterans.
The City’s goal is to find as many Victorville Veterans as possible and honor them during its Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11. Victorville Veterans will be recognized during the ceremony and in the commemorative event program and slide show.
The community is invited to tell the City about Victorville Veterans by submitting Veteran Information Forms by Oct. 15. The form can be accessed online at the City’s website at www.victorvilleca.gov. Veterans can complete the Information Form themselves, or the form can be completed by friends and family.
This tribute is for current and past Veterans with any length of military service that is active duty, reserve component or National Guard with any military branch. The only requirement is the Veteran must have lived in Victorville at some point in his or her lifetime.
“We are creating an opportunity for our entire community to join together to thank local Veterans for their service,” says Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia. “We look forward to honoring the men and women who have served our country so bravely.”
Victorville’s 20th Anniversary Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue on Nov. 11 immediately following the Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. The festivities will begin with the annual Freedom Mile Run at 8:55 a.m.
For more information or to request a printed copy of the Veteran Information Form, contact Sue Jones by phone at (760) 955-1681 or by email at VictorvilleVeteran@Victorvilleca.gov.