VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The City of Victorville will host its 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Old Town Victorville.
A variety of marching bands, entertainers and military units are scheduled to participate in the parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Tracy and 7th Street. The Veterans Day Ceremony immediately follows the parade at 7th Street and Forrest Avenue.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the City will once again incorporate a Salute to Victorville Veterans into the Ceremony. The tribute will include recognition of 99 Victorville Veterans. Information about their military service will appear in the event program, and their photos will be featured in a commemorative slideshow.
“For this year’s Ceremony, we wanted to find the heroes among us and honor them,” says Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia. “We realize that through their selfless service, duty and personal courage our Veterans make Victorville a better place.”
The morning’s events will begin with the City’s Freedom Mile Run at 8:45 a.m., which serves as the kick-off for the parade. Registration for the run will be at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue at 8:15 a.m. The first 100 runners registered will receive a free commemorative race bib.
The Southern California Logistics Airport is the Premiere Sponsor of this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony.
Portions of 7th Street from Mojave Drive to B Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the Parade and Ceremony. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
The City’s Veterans Day events are free and open to the public. For more information call (760) 245-5551.