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.
A variety of marching bands, entertainers and military units are scheduled to participate in the parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the corner of Tracy and 7th Street. The Veterans Day Ceremony immediately follows the parade at 7th Street and Forrest Avenue.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Veterans Day events, the City has incorporated a Salute to Victorville Veterans in this year’s Ceremony. The tribute will include personal recognition of 80 Victorville Veterans. Information about their military service will appear in the event program, and their photos will be featured in a commemorative slideshow.
“For this year’s Ceremony, we wanted to find the heroes among us and honor them,” says Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia. “We realize that through their selfless service, duty and personal courage our Veterans make Victorville a better place.”
The morning’s events will begin with the City’s Freedom Mile Run at 8:55 a.m., which serves as the kick-off for the parade. 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 Aaron’s store in Victorville is as an event sponsor and donated large-screen TV’s for the commemorative slideshow.
Portions of 7th Street from Mojave Drive to B Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the Parade and Ceremony.
The City’s Veterans Day events are free and open to the public. For more information call (760) 245-5551.