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City of Victorville Will Host 26th Annual Veterans Day Celebration: Nov. 11

Post Date:10/31/2022 4:52 PM
News Release

CITY OF VICTORVILLE WILL HOST 26th ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: NOV. 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2022

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – The City of Victorville will host its 26th Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Old Town Victorville. The community is invited to attend to show support for our local military Veterans.

The event will begin with the Freedom Mile Run at 8:45 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. Participants will receive a free commemorative t-shirt while supplies last.

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 7th Street and Tracy Street. The Veterans Day Ceremony immediately follows the parade at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The City will once again incorporate a Salute to Victorville Veterans into the Ceremony. Information about their military service will appear in the event program, and their photos will be featured in a commemorative slideshow.

New to this year’s Ceremony will be a video of seven City employees sharing their military stories. The Ceremony will also feature a performance by Victorville Sings Winner Jaylyn Sesma.

“We are endlessly grateful for the service and sacrifice of our local heroes, past and present,” said Victorville Mayor Debra Jones. “This special event is our way of bringing our community together to honor Veterans and show our deep gratitude.”

Victorville’s 26th Annual Veterans Day Celebration is made possible with the help of generous sponsors including Gold Sponsors, IEHP, BNSF Railway, and El Dorado Broadcasters; Signature Sponsor, Southern California Logistics Airport; Bronze Sponsors, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Green de Bortnowsky, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, and Walmart; Community Sponsor, Vulcan Materials Company; Neighborhood Sponsor, Excel Scientific Inc.; and Friend Sponsor, Desert Valley Hospital/Desert Valley Medical Group.

Portions of 7th Street from Mojave Drive to B Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the Veterans Day Celebration. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Those attending this event are encouraged to travel Hesperia Road into Old Town.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (760) 245-5551 or (760) 955-1681.

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Cadets at Veterans Day Celebration

Photo Caption: Members of the California Cadet Corps, 380th Battalion from Riverside Preparatory School at the City of Victorville's Veterans Day Celebration

Contact: Sue Jones, Public Information Officer

 

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