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Veterans Day events are happening all over the Sacramento region this weekend

Children watch a Veterans Day Parade in downtown Sacramento in 2015.
Children watch a Veterans Day Parade in downtown Sacramento in 2015. Bee file

Here are some of the events happening in the Sacramento region over the weekend to commemorate Veterans Day.

  • Veterans Day Party in the Park: A free festival that runs from runs from from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at McKinley Park in East Sacramento.
  • California Mexican American Veterans Memorial: Takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Jesse Unruh State Office Building in 10th Street and Capitol Mall.

  • Veterans Day Open Cockpit and Wreath Laying Ceremony: A free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Aerospace Museum of California located in McClellan at 3200 Freedom Park Drive.

  • Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony and Luncheon: The Parade will begin at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Street. The parade will head down Lincoln Street and pause at the Central Square for a brief patriotic ceremony.

Sacramento’s 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade, slated for Sunday the Capitol Mall, was canceled due to poor air quality, city officials said. Also canceled late Saturday: the Folsom Veterans Day Parade and Elk Grove’s 17th Annual Veterans Day Parade.

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