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San Diego Celebrates Veterans Day

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Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I 94 years ago.  Today, we celebrate those who have served and those who continue to serve in the US military.

Here in San Diego, a major military hub since World War II, no one appreciates our soldiers more.  Here is a list of Veterans Day celebrations in commemoration of our brave troops:

Veterans Day Parade (Downtown)

An annual event that takes place along Pacific Highway from Cedar to Harbor Drive, this year’s parade theme honors all the men and women who served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  The parade started at 11 a.m.

USS Midway ‘s “Salute to America’s Veterans”

Veterans can attend the museum aboard the USS Midway all day on Friday for free.  All proceeds from the day’s museum tickets will go to the Veterans Village of San Diego.  For more information, call (619) 544-9600.

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

The Veterans Museum is offering FREE admission for everyone on Veterans Day.  See exhibits on WWI, Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam and Southwest Asian conflicts.  There will also be real veterans present who are more than happy to talk about their experiences firsthand.  The museum is located at 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

President Obama to attend the first Carrier Classic

That’s right, President Obama is scheduled to fly into San Diego this afternoon to attend the first ever Carrier Classic, a basketball game between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State University Spartans.  The game will take place at 4 p.m. (PST)on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.  The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

So this Veterans Day, make an effort to commemorate the brave men and women who have served in protecting the freedoms we so often take for granted.  Take the time to march, salute, remember, or thank someone who has served.

Images courtesy of √oхΠƒx™ and US Army Africa via Flickr.

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