By Staff Reports
(Victorville) – On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, the City of Victorville will host three events honoring Military Veterans.
Freedom Mile Run: Starting at 8:55 am the annual “Freedom Mile Run” will kick off the morning activities. The mile-long run will follow the Veterans Day Parade route and will start at 8:55 a.m. Participation in the Freedom Mile Run is FREE. Registration for the run will be at the corner of 7th St. and Forrest Avenue at 8:15 am. The first 100 registered runners will receive a FREE commemorative race bib.
Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony: At 9:00 am, the 19th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will take place along 7th Street starting at Tracy Street and continuing to Forrest Avenue. The parade will feature 32 entries, including marching bands, military units, the 11th Armed Calvary, and military vehicles.
Immediately following the parade, a Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the City of Victorville Veterans Memorial at the corner of Forrest Avenue and 7th Street, in downtown Victorville. The ceremony will include musical entertainers and speakers including City of Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia, 1st District County Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Colonel Kevin Jacobi 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 66th Regimental Commander, and Congressman Paul Cook.
Disabled American Veterans Healing Garden Dedication: At 11:30 a.m., a special dedication ceremony for The Disabled American Veterans Healing Garden will take place at the Victorville City Library, located at 15011 Circle Drive, in Victorville. All are welcome to view the special flag raising ceremony on the new 35’ flag pole placed at the center of the Healing Garden.
Note Regarding Street Closures:
Parade Route Street Closures: 7th Street, between Mojave Drive and “B” Street and all cross streets to the parade route will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.
Ceremony: Forrest Avenue, between 7th and 8th streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the ceremony held at the end of the parade.