Veterans Day Roundup 2013

Here is a list of Veterans Day ceremonies and observances in the region Monday:


11 a.m. – The 12th annual Veterans Day Observance with colors presented is at Earl J. Koobs Nature Study Area, 5325 Engle Road. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Citrus Heights

10:30 a.m. – A service begins with a procession of veterans and a ceremony with music and speakers at 11 a.m. at Sylvan Cemetery, All Veterans Memorial, 7401 Auburn Blvd. Presented by American Legion Citrus Heights Post 637.

Elk Grove

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – A parade begins at the Cosumnes Community Services District building, 8820 Elk Grove Blvd., and concludes at Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road. The parade route will require the following streets to be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Elk Grove Boulevard from Williamson Drive to Elk Grove-Florin Road; Elk Grove Florin Road between Elk Grove Boulevard and the northeast entrance to Elk Grove Park. All streets and retail center driveways on Elk Grove-Florin Road between the northeast Elk Grove Park entrance and Elk Grove Boulevard will be closed.


9 a.m. – The 13th annual Wayne Spence Veterans Parade begins at 9 a.m. in the Home Goods/Target parking lot, 420 Blue Ravine Road, traveling along East Bidwell, Coloma and Natoma streets and concluding at Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St.


11 a.m. – Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument hosts an event with music and flyovers at the monument, 360 Fair Lane.

Rancho Cordova

10 a.m. – A ceremony with speakers and music is at Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather. Special guests include members of Society of Wild Weasels, Vietnam War aviators.


8 a.m. – A ceremony begins at William Jessup University’s flagpole, 333 Sunset Blvd. Jamie Torrington, who is entering the Marine Corps, will raise the flag.

11 a.m. – A ceremony with music, speakers and colors presented is at Rocklin Cemetery, 4090 Kannasto St. Presented by American Legion Post 620 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 904 with the help of Boy Scout Troop 29.


11 a.m. – A ceremony with speakers, including retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert Hipwell, is at Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive. Hosted by Roseville American Legion, Alyn W. Butler Post 169 and Roseville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1487.


7 a.m. – A flag-raising ceremony is at 2784 Stockton Blvd. Presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 67.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Sacramento Kings will host a blood drive at Sleep Train Arena, 1 Sports Parkway. Other BloodSource donor centers participating in the Kings blood drive are at 150 Natoma Station Drive, Suite 500, Folsom; 1608 Q St., Sacramento; and 9105 Bruceville Road, Suite 6A, Elk Grove.

11 a.m. – A parade will be held on Capitol Mall, between Third and Eighth streets. Presented by the city of Sacramento .

11 a.m. – A ceremony with Tuskegee Airmen is at McClellan Aerospace Museum’s memorial garden in front of the building, 3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan.

1 p.m. – The U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Association Memorial bell will ring 21 times at the state Capitol, 1315 10th St.

1 to 3 p.m. – A ceremony presented by California Mexican American Veterans Memorial Inc. is at Jesse Unruh State Office Building, 10th Street and Capitol Mall.

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