Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The ceremony is held annually on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery and is intended to honor and thank all who served in the US Armed Forces.
This holiday marks the end of World War I when hostilities ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day in November 1919:
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
Veterans Day Events in San Diego
Many people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day, but these two holidays are different. Memorial Day is for remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans.
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Veterans Day is celebrated throughout San Diego and the surroundings! Here is a list of events dedicated to honoring our veterans:
Del Mar Handicapping Challenge
Date: November 11-12, 2017
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $500 DepositRegister
2017 Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K
Date: November 12, 2017
Location: Sunset Park, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: $20 - $98Buy Tickets
20th Annual Veterans Luncheon
Date: November 9, 2017, at 11:00 AM
Location: 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $43.19 – $500Buy Tickets
The Veterans Gala
Date: November 20, 2016, at 8:15 AM
Location: 22701 South Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Cost: $181.37Buy Tickets
How to Give Back to the Veterans
Our duty as friends, family, neighbors or coworkers is to ensure that veterans feel their service to this country is appreciated by all fellow Americans. There are many tangible ways we can acknowledge their sacrifice and a simple “Thank you for what you have done for our country.” can mean a lot for a veteran.
However, sometimes it can be difficult to know how you can contribute and give back to our nations’ warriors. Luckily, there are many charities focused on helping veterans. Some of these organizations include:
- The USO – The USO offers USO Operation Phone Home, which delivers a $50 prepaid international calling card to troops, allowing them to make up to 140 calls home.
- Homes for Our Troops – Homes for Our Troops is a charity that uses volunteers to build homes or adapt existing ones to meet the needs of injured veterans.
- Wounded Warrior Project – The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides a number of activities, rehabilitation and career counseling for our nation’s wounded warriors and their families.
- Disabled American Veterans – the DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV offers a variety of services to disabled veterans and their families.