Several San Diego events honor veterans Wednesday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors Military veterans. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

In San Diego, many activities were held to honor those who have served and those who are currently serving.

Early Wednesday:

  • At 10 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Ave.
  • At 10:15 a.m., the Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade will march along Main Street from Fallbrook Street to Village Square, where a ceremony honoring veterans will be held;
  • At 11 a.m., an observance is scheduled at the El Cajon Veterans Memorial, with colors presented at 1 p.m. by the MCAS Miramar Color Guard, both at 200 Civic Center Way;
  • At noon, the city of San Marcos will hold a Veterans Day ceremony that will remember those who fought in Korea, at Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road. 
  • Former San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson, who served in the Marine Corps, will be the keynote speaker at the annual observance at the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Wilson was also California governor and a U.S. senator. The event, which begins at 2 p.m., will also honor retired Marine Corps Col. Jay Vargas, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Veterans Day Stories:

92-year-old Veteran receives Bronze Star

Parade held to honor Veterans Day

Veterans vocational training 

Veterans Day ceremony atop Mt. Soledad

The El Cajon Project will give homes to those in need

Poway Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts event at Veterans Park

Block party for wounded veterans in East Village

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