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Veteran’s Day is November 11th and it is a special day that provides a way to recognize all the veterans who have fought across all battles, wars, and conflicts to save our freedom and protect the rights of others. While they deserve praise every day of the year, this is at least a way to draw attention and awareness to the plight of our veterans who still need help and assistance after they return home from the fight. In San Diego, we have many events that honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Many events are produced by San Diego Veteran’s Week, including the annual Veteran’s Day Parade. This year ‘s parade has the theme of a “Tribute to the Guardians of Freedom.” It’s the 30th year that the parade has been held and draws attention to the fact that these courageous people have chosen to fight on behalf of all of us to preserve our freedom and rights. The parade will begin at North Harbor Drive, one block south of Grape Street. It will proceed south past numerous grandstands and the USS Midway. It will continue on Harbor Drive to Pacific Highway and conclude there, making the parade route about one

Celebrate Veteran’s Day in San Diego at the Parade

Wednesday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day and while there have been many celebrations over this past weekend, San Diego’s biggest event is on the actual holiday. This year’s 2015 Veteran’s Day Parade is scheduled for November 11th on Harbor Drive. Although all veterans will be honored during this event, there will be special recognition for the veterans of World War II. The event is produced by Veterans Week San Diego, which consists of all volunteers, including veterans and citizens, who put together a program each year to thank all veterans for their courage. The parade starts at North Harbor Drive on November 11th at 11:00am and ends at 1:00pm. From Fountain Plaza, located in front of the County Administration Building, the parade then will proceed south past grandstands and Broadway, including the USS Midway. Then it will go one block east to Pacific Highway and end there. The route is about a mile long and will include floats, bands, and, of course, veterans. Viewers should consider traveling to the parade viewing areas by taking the trolley to the Santa Fe Depot or another nearby trolley stop since parking nearby to the parade is extremely limited and accessibility is difficult. This

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Show Your Support for Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11th, and the city of San Diego will be celebrating our Vets with a special Veteran’s Day parade from 11am to 1pm that day. Sponsored by the USS Midway Museum and USAA, the parade is produced by the “Veterans Week San Diego”, which is an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages who are dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week” as a program event of the Veterans Memorial Center.    The parade route starts at North Harbor Drive and carries on through the downtown area and then passes the USS Midway and continues to Pacific Highway where it will end. There will be grandstands available and many viewing areas. This year’s theme pays tribute to Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who have served during the war years of 2001 to 2014. They are all invited to join the parade and festivities this year. There are numerous other Veteran’s Day events planned throughout San Diego County to participate in and show respect for our veterans. Besides the many events, there will also be restaurants offering free meals and discounts to Vets throughout San Diego. Veteran’s Day Flowers Here are some beautiful patriotic flower

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Veterans’ Day is November 11th

Veterans’ Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to start planning for any special events or gifts you would like to give the veterans in your life. Each year, Veterans’ Day is celebrated on November 11th. This blog post provides background on this special day of remembrance and offers some information on some special Veterans’ Day celebrations in San Diego this year. Origins and Observance of Veterans’ Day Veterans’ Day came about as a way to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to end World War I. In 1926, the U.S. Congress recognized it as a special day of prayer and thanksgiving, and it finally became a legal holiday in 1938. Now, Veterans’ Day is a day for all veterans of all wars, including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. Observances typically include parades and church services over the weekend while many schools and businesses close in respect of this special holiday. San Diego Veterans’ Day Events Events for Veterans Day are planned for the

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Shake Their Hand: Celebrating Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is upon us and we believe it is ever important to give our thanks to America’s servicemen and women for their endless sacrifice. Allen’s Flowers and Plants believe that no Veteran should go unloved ever and to know that so many are suffering on this side of the states pains us greatly. No man or woman should be alone after serving for this country for when they did from that moment on and to eternity they became our family. Every one of us owes them for what they have done, keeping freedom free and protecting our friends and families. To every veteran we say, thank you for your service to our nation and her people. A History of the Holiday Veterans Day was first celebrated at the end of World War 1 on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of the year 1918. Like Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, Veterans Day is celebrated to commemorate and decorate our military to thank them for their time, service and sacrifice in keeping this nation and her values alive. We share the belief of others that not a single veteran should ever feel alone after serving

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