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Victorville City will host 25th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov 11th

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. — The City of Victorville will host its 25th Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Old Town Victorville.  The community is invited to attend to show support for local military Veterans.

The event will begin with the 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 8:30 a.m. 

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 7th Street and Tracy Street.  The Veterans Day Ceremony immediately follows the parade at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue at approximately 9:30 a.m. 

The City will once again incorporate a Salute to Victorville Veterans into the Ceremony.  The tribute will include recognition of 52 Victorville Veterans.  Information about their military service will appear in the event program, and their photos will be featured in a commemorative slideshow.   

New to this year’s Ceremony will be a video of five Victorville Veterans telling their military stories.  The Ceremony will also feature performances by Victorville Sings Winner, Stella Chavez and finalists, Avah Ronquillo and Jaylyn Sesma.  

“We are very excited to bring our community together this Veterans Day to celebrate our military heroes,” said Victorville Mayor Debra Jones.  “This is our opportunity to show local Veterans our respect and gratitude for their selfless service, duty, and personal courage.” 

Victorville’s 25th Annual Veterans Day Celebration is made possible through support from:  Southern California Logistics Airport, Platinum Sponsor; T-Mobile, Community Sponsor; Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Refreshment Sponsor; and Neighborhood Sponsors Green De Bortnowsky and HomeLight. 

Portions of 7th Street from Mojave Drive to B Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the Veterans Day Celebration.  Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.  Those attending this event are encouraged to travel Hesperia Road into Old Town.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call (760) 245-5551 or (760) 955-1681.   

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(City of Victorville news release)

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