2017 Veterans Day Events

By Friends & Neighbors September 15, 2017 14:26


Sat., Nov. 11

Veterans Day Remembrance, ceremony begins a few minutes before 11am, Columbia State Historic Park cemetery’s veterans section, School Street. Columbia Foot Dragoons explain the significance and history of Veterans Day, place flowers on graves and fire a single volley, free, (209) 532-8673.

Veterans Day Trains, 11am and 1pm, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, 18115 Fifth Ave., Jamestown, $15 adults, $10 ages 6-17, free to veterans, active military personnel and ages 5 and under, (209) 984-3953, railtown1897.org.

Veterans Day Tribute, VFW Post 4748 event, 11am, Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall, 18375 Fir Ave., historian Pat Perry speaks, students read essays, flag-folding ceremony, Summerville High’s Jazz@8 performs, refreshments, free, (951) 692-2236.

Veterans Recognition Day, 11am, Discover Life Seventh-day Adventist Church gymnasium, 40 N. Forest Rd., Sonora, speakers, music, potluck lunch follows, free, (209) 532-3337.

Tues., Nov. 14      

Women Saluting Women, Twain Harte Soroptimist luncheon, noon, Twain Harte Golf Course, 22909 Meadow Lane, $20, free to women vets and women currently serving, (209) 352-7988.


Sat., Sept. 30-Sat., Nov. 11

Salute! art show celebrating veterans from WWI to the present. Gallery hours Mon.-Thurs. 11am-5pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-3pm. Artists reception Sun., Oct. 1, 3-5pm. Calaveras Arts Council Gallery, 22 N. Main St., San Andreas, free, (209) 754-1774.

Sat., Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony, 10am, Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District memorial, Algiers Street between Murphys Creek and public parking lot, Calaveras Community Band performs, veterans recognition, student essay reading, free, (209) 559-0992.

Veterans Day Parade, Copper VFW 12118 event, 11am, Main Street, starts at Copperopolis Elementary, ends at Reeds Turnpike. First responder vehicle and equipment display and Lions Club hot dog lunch follow at fire station, $5 suggested donation for lunch. Parade applications available on the group’s Facebook page; theme is “Veterans who served now serving their community”; participants arrive 9:30am. For more info, (209) 785-0824, (209) 890-6051.


Sat., Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade, American Legion Post 108 event, 10am, Main Street, Jackson, free. Donations of white athletic socks for veterans will be collected. For parade entry info call (209) 296-4438.


Know of other regional Veterans Day events?  Email editor@seniorfan.com.

By Friends & Neighbors September 15, 2017 14:26
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