Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed annually on November 11th. It is a time to both celebrate and honor those brave individuals who have served this country as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Whether in times of war or peace, their commitment to defending our freedoms – with their lives if need be – has been a bulwark to the bold model called the United States of America. Veterans are special people from all walks of life, colors, creeds, and ethnic heritages, and they all share a demonstrated love of this country.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are around 19 million U.S. veterans, representing approximately 10% of the total adult population in America. Of those, 1.7 million members of the veteran population reside in California, making The Golden State home to the most veterans in the Country.
Read About the History of Veterans Day HERE
Veterans Day is celebrated in a variety of ways – such as with local parades, educational events at libraries, schools, and museums, marathon races, and live military demonstrations. Many businesses also offer special veteran discounts and sometimes restaurants will offer free dining deals to show their gratitude. San Fernando Valley will be hosting their 20th Annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, at 11:11am. For more information, visit https://www.sfvveteransdayparade.com/
We thank all the veterans, past and present, for their service and sacrifice for our country and protecting our freedom.
Happy Veterans Day,
June Simmons and Executive Team