Saturday, Nov. 9
2pm-7pm—Free “Day of Heroes” BBQ and Concert for Veterans, active military & their families hosted by the VA Greater LA & Greater LA Fisher House Foundation. BBQ from 2 to 4pm at the VA West LA Campus, Bldg. 220, Each veteran or military member can bring up to three guests at no cost for the concert and BBQ. Wadsworth Theatre doors open at 4 p.m. for concert featuring Sugar Ray & actor Louis Gossett Jr; Seating for the concert & BBQ are first come, first served. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://greaterlafisherhouse.org/ or call (310) 478-3711, ext. 42441.
Sunday, Nov. 10
9:30am-3pm—Veterans Day Tribute in Unincorporated East Los Angeles. Hon. Judge Frederick P. Aguirre is the guest speaker for the ceremony; a mural by Willie Herron paying tribute to veterans will be unveiled. Event includes a car show, career and information booths, food & other activities. Location: 3626 E. 1st St. LA 90063. For more information, call VELA at (323) 263-4462.
11am—The 8th Annual Northeast Los Angeles Veterans Day Parade & Celebration. An opening ceremony in honor of Veterans will take place at the Cypress Park Veterans Memorial, located at Cypress Avenue and Pepper Street. The parade will start at the Glassell Park Recreation Center, 3750 Verdugo Rd. There will be live entertainment and a barbeque. A Sky Diving Team will land at the park at 3 p.m.
5pm—Marine Corps Veterans of American Legion Post 804 Celebrate founding of the United States Marine Corps 238 years ago on the 10th of November 1775. The event starts with a flag raising ceremony followed by food, refreshment & music. American Legion Post 804 is located at 4615 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 268-2982.
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
10am—Veterans Day Ceremony at Mexican American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos. Public is invited to join state, county and local officials, veterans, and others as they pay homage to local servicemen and women. Keynote speaker is Navy Commander Brian Kurzeja. A reception follows at the Eugene Obregon American Legion Post 804. Memorial is located in Boyle Heights at the intersection of Lorena, Indiana and Cesar Chavez. For more information, call Tony Zapata (323) 261-8533.
10am—Commerce Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. The City of Commerce will pay tribute to all Veterans of the US Armed Forces. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia & city officials will attend. Free and open to all. Event will feature a military vehicle display. Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at 6364 Zindell Ave., Commerce 90040. Shuttle service to and from the city’s parks are available. For more information call (323) 722-4805.
11am—Solemn Ceremony Honoring Veterans in Eagle Rock. Councilmember José Huizar will honor Veterans of All Wars and the Filipino Veterans who fought side by side with American Forces during World War II in the Philippines. The ceremony will take place at the old Eagle Rock City Hall, located at 2035 Colorado Boulevard. Immediately after the ceremony, The Eagles Club on Yosemite Drive will host a lunch. For more information call Huizar’s Eagle Rock office at (323) 254-5295.
11am—Monterey Park Veterans Day Ceremony at City Hall. American Legion Post 397 and the city will honor armed service veterans with the presentation of a wreath at the Veterans and Wars memorial. The event will feature patriotic music and speeches. Monterey Park City Hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Ave. For more information, call (626) 307-1388.
11am—Montebello Veterans Day Ceremony at Montebello City Park. The mayor and other elected officials will make presentations and speeches to honor veterans. The American Legion Post 272 will be present at the event that will feature music by the Montebello High School band. Montebello City Park is located at 1401 W. Whittier Blvd. For more info, call (323) 887-4540.
2nd Annual Downtown Los Angeles Veterans Stand Down event Nov. 16 at The Vortex. Support homeless veterans get back on their feet, with free medical exams, housing referrals, substance abuse treatment, counseling clothing, meals & more. Volunteers still needed. Vortex is located at 2341 E, Olympic Blvd. LA 90021. For info, call (310) 621-4659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.