With ceremonies and parades, San Diego County will celebrate Veterans Day 2016, hosting celebrations dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. military.
Here's a list of some events happening in San Diego on Nov. 11, 2016:
The USS Midway
On Nov. 11, the USS Midway will offer free admission for veterans and their families all day long. The museum will host an 11 a.m. Veterans Day Parade along Harbor Drive, plus NBC 7’s Salute to Service Festival on the Midway’s flight deck from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The San Diego Blood Bank will hold a blood drive on Navy Pier from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chula Vista Memorial Bowl Park
Memorial Bowl Park in Chula Vista (373 Park Way) will host s Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m., spearheaded by the veterans’ service organization, American Legion Post 434. The event includes a ceremony at the park, followed by a reception and luncheon at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 47 Fifth Ave., also in Chula Vista. RSVP by calling (619) 422-9309.
The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
The museum will also celebrate the San Diego Veterans Day Parade and host a large military ceremony in the morning. It will open to the public at 12 p.m. on Veterans Day so visitors can enjoy the memorabilia from all branches of service.
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will host a Veterans Day ceremony from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., which will include a special plaque presentation for Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame baseball star and WWII and Korean War pilot.
Veterans Association of North County
The Veterans Association of North County (1617 Mission Ave.) will hold a Veterans Day ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade
This Veterans Day Parade in Fallbrook begins at 10 a.m. along Main Avenue, from Fallbrook to Alvarado streets. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., a celebration ceremony will be held at Village Square Park, followed by a free lunch at VFW Post 124 located at 1175 S. Old Stage Rd.
Del Mar Veterans Day Salute
As Bing Crosby racing season begins in Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will also host the Veterans Day Salute on Nov. 11, an event that includes racetrack admission, a barbecue, drink specials and live music after the races from country music artist Coffey Anderson plus many more activities.