By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville is inviting the community to participate in its Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony, Nov. 12. Parade entry applications and Veteran Information Forms are now available on the City’s website at victorvilleca.gov. The submission deadline for both is Oct. 18.
Once again the City will host its Salute to Victorville Veterans during the Ceremony. The City’s goal is to find as many Victorville Veterans as possible and honor them during this tribute. Last year, 100 Veterans were honored during the ceremony.
The community is invited to tell the City about local Veterans by submitting Veteran Information Forms. Veterans can complete the Information Form themselves, or the form can be completed by friends and family. This tribute is for current and past Veterans with any length of military service that is active duty, reserve component or National Guard with any U.S. military branch. The only requirement is the Veteran must have lived in Victorville at some point in his or her lifetime.
“While most Veterans Day Ceremonies honor Veterans in general, we’ve decided to personalize our tribute and honor the heroes who are part of our community,” says Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia. “We look forward to recognizing our local Veterans for their selfless sacrifice and personal courage.”
Those wishing to participate in the Victorville Veterans Day Parade are invited to complete the entry application. Hard copies are also available at Hook Community Center. Questions about the parade should be directed to (760) 245-5551.
Parade entry applications and Veteran Information Forms must be received by Oct. 18.
Victorville’s Veterans Day Celebration will begin with the annual Freedom Mile Run at 8:55 a.m. The Veterans Day Parade will begin at the corner of Tracy and 7th Street at 9 a.m. The parade will proceed down 7th Street past the Victorville Veterans Memorial at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue where the Ceremony will immediately follow the conclusion of the Parade.