Veterans Day Weekend Events

many groups in San Diego will be honoring veterans for their commitment to serving in the armed forces

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    Sergeant John Lyons, 26, of Seaside Park died during an attack in Afghanistan.

    On Friday Nov. 11, many groups in San Diego will be honoring veterans for their commitment to serving in the armed forces.

    Runners can show their support for veterans at the Heroes 5000 at 8 a.m. at Liberty Station. A portion of the 5K’s proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project, which assists injured service members.

    The San Marcos Day Veterans Day Ceremony will hold a ceremony to honor hometown heroes at 10:30 a.m. at Helen Bougher Memorial Park. During the ceremony, the San Marcos mayor will give a proclamation to the families of two San Marcos veterans that were killed in action.

    The San Diego County Veterans Day Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Pacific Highway between Cedar Street and G Street. The parade seeks to honor and celebrate San Diego men and women who have served in any capacity in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
    In addition, the first San Diego LGBT Pride contingent will be represented in the parade.

    Since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” gay service members will have the opportunity to walk in the parade openly with their families.

    La Costa Glen residents and the La Costa Glen Readers Theatre will pay tribute at 11 a.m. to all who served with a special Veterans Day program. The community is home to nearly 260 men and women who served in WWII and the Korean War.

    President Barack Obama will be in San Diego for a brief time watching the Carrier Classic game aboard the USS Carl Vinson at 5 p.m. While there are no tickets offered to the public, the game will be available to watch on ESPN.