Participants Sought for Veterans Day Parade & Freedom Mile Run

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By Staff Reports

(Victorville) The City of Victorville will host its 20th Anniversary Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Old Town Victorville.

Applications to participate in the parade are now being accepted at Hook Community Center.  Groups of all types are encouraged to participate and are recommended to follow a patriotic theme.  The application deadline has been extended to Nov. 3.

The City will also host its Freedom Mile Run prior to the parade.  The mile-long run starts at 8:55 a.m. and will serve as the kick-off for the parade.  Participation in the Freedom Mile Run is free.  Registration for the run will be at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue at 8:15 a.m.  The first 100 runners registered will receive a free commemorative race bib.

The parade route begins at Tracy and 7th Streets.  The Veterans Day Ceremony immediately follows the parade at 7th Street and Forrest Avenue.  This year’s Ceremony will feature a special Salute to Victorville Veterans including personal recognition for more than 70 Victorville Veterans.

The parade application can be downloaded from the City of Victorville website at www.victorvilleca.gov.   For more information about the Freedom Mile Run, parade and ceremony, call (760) 245-5551.

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