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Veterans Day events in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Nov. 9-12
Daily News - 11/9/2017
Nov. 09--AV Wall -- the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall in Palmdale: The half-scale replica of the memorial in Washington D.C. is on display 24-hours, through 8 a.m.Nov. 13. Taps played, 10 p.m. nightly. Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Saturday. Candle light memorial walk, 9 p.m.Nov. 11. Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. 661-524-6408. www.avwall.org
Veterans Day at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Nov. 10. Tiger Squadron Flyover, 10:30 a.m. A program honoring all branches of military plus a talk by Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson, 11 a.m. (reserve a seat online). Anderson signs his book "No Turning Back" following the program (books must be purchased in the museum store; reserve book online). Event also includes Civil War re-enactors, military vehicles display and music. Outdoor activities are free. Admission to museum $16 ages 18-61; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10; free for veterans with valid military ID today-Saturday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 805-522-2977. www.reaganfoundation.org
Veterans Town Hall: U.S. Rep.Ted Lieu holds a forum for veterans to share their stories with the community to establish better understanding about their military service, 2-3:30 p.m.Nov. 10. Reservations: www.ca33veterantownhall.app.rsvpify.comWadsworth Theatre on the West Los Angeles VA campus, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Janet Turner, 323-651-1040. www.lieu.house.gov
Veterans Day gathering in Canoga Park: Veterans from Canoga Park and the west San Fernando Valley come together with a special recognition of local Mexican-American veterans, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Nov. 11. Metrolink Station, Lot B, Deering Avenue and Sherman Way. Jesus Trejo, 818-207-0798.
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's
Veterans Day celebration: Nov. 11 events: Formal ceremony, 10-11:15 a.m. at Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Veterans Barbecue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary on the VA's campus, 100 Constitution Ave. Veterans Resource Fair, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium parking lot 15, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Email: email@example.com
Veterans Day ceremony at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: Event includes Golden Stars Skydiving Team, static military displays and patriotic music, 11 a.m.Nov. 11. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. www.forestlawn.com
Veterans Day ceremony in Simi Valley: 11 a.m.Nov. 11. Rancho Tapo Community Park and Veterans Plaza, 3700 Avenida Simi. 805-584-4400. post484.org/home.php
Veterans Day Parade in Mission Hills: Mayor Eric Garcetti and 100-year-old World War II veteran, U.S. Army Private First-Class Alvin I. Solomon, take part in the annual parade that begins, 11:11 a.m.Nov. 11. Route: Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards (in Mission Hills) on Laurel Canyon to Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima. Information on veterans services and a carnival after the parade at the center. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sfvveteransdayparade.com
Veterans Day celebration in La Crescenta: American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 host the event that will honor all veterans with a special recognition of Korean War veterans, 3 p.m.Nov. 11. Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave.Dick Chubb, 818-384-5761.
South LA Veterans Day block party: The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Victory Outreach Church hold the event with a formal ceremony, job and resource fair for African American and Latino veterans of South Los Angeles, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov.12. Victory Outreach Church, 3100 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. 310-268-3340.
Stories of the 1/2 %: Listen to veterans as they share their experiences from their military service in the tradition of Greek storytellers, 1:30-4 p.m.Nov. 12. Reservations on the website: www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/stories-12. Parking $1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St. 213-228-7000. www.lapl.org
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