November 11 is a day when we can come together as Americans and celebrate our veterans. There are plenty of events taking place around Los Angeles in honor of our soldiers. Many venues serve free meals to the public. Whether you’re visiting LA or a local Angelino, be sure to check out one these events. Come out and recognize our soldiers this Veterans Day and celebrate with some free food.
San Fernando Valley Parade
The San Fernando Veterans Day Parade is open to the public and free to attend. The event is dedicated to Alfred Anthony Flores, who wanted to have a parade in his local area for those who couldn’t make it to other parades further away. The parade ends at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center where you’ll find a carnival and hot dogs.
Location: Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Ronald Reagan Library
On Friday, November 10th, the Reagan Library hosts a patriotic event to honor veterans with live music and entertainment, a civil war reenactment, military vehicle display, and much more. Veterans get free admission and seniors and children get discounts.
Location: 40 Presidential Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
2018 Annual Veterans Day Celebration
This year, the West Los Angeles Medical Center, LA National Cemetery, and LA County are partnering together to put on their second annual Veterans Day celebration. There will be plenty of entertainment including a car show and BBQ lunch. A fair will be held for veterans with plenty of information and helpful resources.
Location 1: Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 So. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Location 2: West LA Medical Center, North Campus (Jack Robinson Stadium parking lot) 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073
Location 3: Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary, 900 Constitution Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90073
Pasadena City Hall Flyover
What better salute to our military than an airforce flyover. The free event will start at 10:30 am on November 11 in front of Pasadena City Hall. Be sure to get there early to find a perfect spot to watch the jets roar by.
Location: City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. CA 91101, USA