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Veterans Day Events
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Due to COVID 19 concerns, many events can be canceled or rescheduled with little notice. We're trying to keep this events updated, but also encourage you to click on links below to get the most current event updates.

From stirring parades and ceremonies to military tributes throughout Orange County to salute those who served our country.

Anaheim Brea
Costa Mesa
Dana Point Fullerton
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Niguel La Habra 
Orange Placentia
Santa Ana
Stanton Yorba Linda
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ANAHEIM

Veterans Day Ceremony

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The event will include several speakers, representatives from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, cake and refreshments. We'll also celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps' 244th birthday.

Free to attend, all are welcome.

LOCATION:
Anaheim Veterans Monument
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Corner of Anaheim Blvd and Broadway, next to the Muzeo.
Parking for the event is available in the parking structure behind Anaheim City Hall

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BREA

Veterans Day Ceremony - virtual

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Honoring all the Men and Women Who Have Selflessly Served Our Country. You are invited to join the Brea community as they pay tribute to all military heroes, veterans, retired and active duty, and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

Plan to arrive early, as seating and parking are limited. The underground parking at the Civic and Cultural Center will be closed at 9:15 a.m. Parking is also available at the Brea Community Center on Randolph and Madison Way.

LOCATION:
Brea War Memorial
Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea

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COSTA MESA

Salute to Veterans – Free Community Celebration
No event scheduled yet for 2021

Join us for a free Veterans Day community celebration featuring music, food and activities for kids. The A-4M Skyhawk memorial dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa

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DANA POINT

Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Day Event
November 11, 2021
10:00 am

VFW Post 9934 and the City of Dana Point will present a Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 11, at the Dana Point Veterans Memorial starting at 10:00 am. The Memorial is located at 34201 Selva Road, at Strand Beach, just off Pacific Coast Highway.

The program will include 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.

LOCATION:
Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point
34201 Selva Road
Dana Point, CA

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FULLERTON

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony


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2019 DETAILS:
The observance, hosted by Fullerton American Legion Post 142, Fullerton Emblem Club 469 and the City of Fullerton, will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a parade in Fullerton’s historic downtown. The parade will begin at the Downtown Plaza, located on Wilshire Avenue, east of Harbor Boulevard and adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center, go North on Harbor Blvd., to the newly renovated Hillcrest Park.

Once at Hillcrest Park, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include placement of wreaths, patriotic solos by Kristen Romero, a gun salute by the Fullerton Police Department and the playing of “Taps”.

LOCATION:
Parade begins at the Downtown Plaza. Ceremony is held at at Hillcrest Park

INFORMATION:
Further information about the parade and ceremony may be obtained by calling the Fullerton American Legion at (714) 871-2412

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Veteran's Day Ceremony and Car Show
November 11, 2021
9 AM - 2 PM

The annual Veteran's Day Ceremony and Car Show in Huntington Beach remembers and honors the sacrifices of those Americans who gave their time, their fighting spirit, and sometimes their lives in war. Beginning at Pier Plaza with a Veteran's Day Ceremony, the day continues with hundreds of classic, collector cars, customs, motorcycles, and more at the city beach parking lot across the street from major resort hotels, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, and The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. Enjoy various vendors with great food, stage entertainment including performances from local bands, and more.

Attendance is free though there is a fee if you plan to register and show a car. The event registration and donations support special veteran’s programs with proceeds from the event donated to nonprofit organizations.

LOCATION:
The Veteran's Day Car Show is at Huntington Beach Parking Lot at Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington St.

INFORMATION:
714-536-3855

Military Gas Giveaway

Nothing scheduled yet for 2021. Please check back

Each year, Veterans Day reminds us of all the brave men and women who fight for freedom on our behalf. The members of our military make countless sacrifices to protect the lives we enjoy in this country. What they do takes an incredible amount of courage and they deserve our most sincere thanks. While things may be different this year, Nuvision will be honoring active military and veterans with a free $25 gas card giveaway outside at the Edinger branch in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, November 11th*. Please note, you must pre-register.

The Veterans Day gas card giveaway event will go from 8:00 AM to 11 AM. Pastries and coffee will also be provided for those who attend. In addition, we will also have an outdoor ceremony honoring military veterans at 9:00 AM with special guests including singer Elliott McKenzie, Centenarian William Kull, Seal Beach Naval Battalion Cadets, HB American Legion, OC Freedom Committee, and many others.

LOCATION:
Edinger Branch
7812 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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IRVINE

Veterans Day Ceremonies
November 11, 2021
11:00am

The City of Irvine hosts a special ceremony in the Formal Garden at Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park to pay tribute to our nation’s troops — past and present. The event is free and open to the public.

More information for this year's event coming soon

LOCATION:
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606

INFORMATION:
For more information, call 949-724-6606

Pretend City Children's Museum: Remembering Veterans Day
November 11 , 2021

Today at Pretend City we’re recognizing our Veterans with educational activities and memorable events. This day is dedicated to teaching our young guests about why we appreciate our veterans and how we can show our appreciation. Join us as we show our respect and celebrate those who have sacrificed for our freedom!

Smart Art (Times Vary): Remembrance Wreath: Celebrate this special day in our Art Studio by adding to our remembrance wreath. This community project is an artistic way to show appreciation for our service members while making new friends.

• Let’s Move: Atten-tion! Calling all cadets! It’s time to get physical in this mini (not too strenuous) boot camp. Come hone your gross motor skills as we duck, march, and jump into formation.

• Sensational Story Time: Join us in Orange Plaza as we read the heartwarming story, Hero Mom which will teach your children about our nation’s veterans and why we honor them on this special day.

COST: Included with Museum Admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Veterans Day Ceremony

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A ceremony open to the public will be hosted at the Sea Country Senior and Community Center honoring all those who have served.

LOCATION:
Sea Country Senior and Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel

INFORMATION:
For more information, call 949-724-6606

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LA HABRA

Veterans Day Event
Thursday, November 11, 2021
10:30 am

The City of La Habra will host its annual Veterans Day program on at Portola Park this year beginning at 10:30 a.m., with the formal part of the program starting at 11:00 a.m. The event will include performances by the Swing Dolls and Moonlight Express big band.

All are invited to attend.

LOCATION:
Portola Park
301 S. Euclid St.
La Habra 90631

INFORMATION:
For more information, please contact the Community Center at 562-383-4200.

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ORANGE

Veterans Day Tribute

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Join the City of Orange as they honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches with keynote speech given by Colonel (Ret) US Army Denton Knapp

This event is open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.

LOCATION:
Veterans Memorial at Depot Park
100 N. Atchison St.
Orange 92866

INFORMATION:
For more information call (714) 744-7294

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PLACENTIA

Veterans Day Observance Ceremony

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The City of Placentia will be hosting the 31st Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at the Placentia Civic Center. The City is grateful for the many sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our Country. In their honor, we invite all residents, veterans, and their families to celebrate this Veterans Day with us. Special guest speakers, patriotic music and the new recipients of the Military Banner Recognition Program will be included in the event program.

In addition, the veterans monument expansion project will be unveiled and the additional names being added to the new monument stones.

LOCATION:
Placentia Civic Center Plaza
401 E. Chapman Ave.
Placentia

INFORMATION:
For more information, please call (714) 993-8211.

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SANTA ANA

Salute to Mexican-American Veterans of WWII

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You are welcome to a special Veterans Day program to honor, meet and salute local Mexican-American Veterans of WWII. Program moderated by retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick Aguirre.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 540-0404

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STANTON

Veterans Day Celebration
No event scheduled yet for 2021

You are cordially invited to attend the Veteran’s Day Celebration in honor of the men and women in our community that have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more.

 

LOCATION:
Veterans Memorial Park
10970 Cedar Street
Stanton

INFORMATION:
For additional information please call 890-4270.

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YORBA LINDA

Veterans Day Commemoration
No event scheduled yet for this year

Help honor the service of American military members at the November 11th Veterans Day celebration in the beautiful East Room at the Nixon Presidential Library.

There will be a 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. At 1:30pm, the Placentia Symphonic Band is in its 18th year of concerts for the people of Southern California.

Free Admission to event, admission to the museum sold separately

LOCATION:
Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

INFORMATION:
714.993.5075

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