By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Monday is Veterans Day, and there are several events planned throughout the First District in recognition of our veterans. Consider joining for one of the following:
- The City of Victorville will hold its 23rdannual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. The event will start with a Freedom Mile run at 8:45 a.m. The parade will follow at 9 a.m., starting at Seventh and Tracy streets. The Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 9:30 at the corner of Seventh Street and Forrest Avenue in Old Town Victorville.
- The Victor Valley Legacy Museum will host a reception for veterans, their families and friends, following the Victorville Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony. The event will feature music and military displays. Veterans will receive an appreciation card and a free lunch. The Victor Valley Legacy Museum is at 15492 Seventh Street. For information, call (760) 985-1918.
- The Hesperia Recreation and Park District and AMVETS will be hosting a ceremony of remembrance in honor of Veterans Day. The public, veterans, and their family members are encouraged to attend and take part in this special ceremony commemorating the men and women who served in the armed forces as well as past and present military personnel. The event is at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road in Hesperia.
- A Veterans Day celebration luncheon is planned 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 8 at Sun City Apple Valley, 10741 Lakeshore Drive. A complimentary lunch for community veterans is sponsored by Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. Call (760) 247-9195 for registration information.
- In Wrightwood, the community is invited to a short one-hour program at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in front of the Wrightwood Veterans Memorial on Evergreen Street. https://www.facebook.com/WWVetsPark/
- The Barstow Disabled American Veterans will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at Mountain View Memorial Park, 37067 Irwin Road in Barstow. The event will include guest speakers and the laying of wreaths. For information, call (760) 447-0619.