Election madness is finally over, and even if you are celebrating or mourning the outcome- one thing is for sure… we should all still be proud to be an American and honor those who have served our country!
Veteran’s day is celebrated this Friday, November 11. This is a day that is dedicated to honoring those who have served in our United States military, and we are all very thankful to the sacrifices that are made to keep our great country safe! If you didn’t know the history behind Veterans day, it began as a day to remember the end of World War I and was declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Originally known as Armistice Day, the holiday became Veterans Day in 1954.
Around Sacramento you can find several ways to honor veterans and military personnel. Here is a quick list of events that are happening around the area:
On Friday, November 11 the 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Sacramento will begin at 11am at Capitol Mall. There will be vendors, food trucks and children’s activities immediately following the parade.
Auburn Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11 will begin at 10:50am at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Street in Auburn. The parade will end at the Gold Country Fairgrounds and will be followed by a luncheon and a “Proud to be an American” celebration.
The Sacramento Zoo will offer half-off admission to all military families on November 11.
The Aerospace Museum will be having a special veteran-honoring day that includes free admission into the museum on November 11 from 10am-4pm. This is also “open cock pit day” where you can climb in a have your own adventure aboard the planes!
California State Railroad Museum will offer a Veterans Day Train Ride at 1pm 2pm and 3pm. All veterans can ride free and will also receive free admission on this day.
Veterans Honor Run on November 12, people and pets can run this 5K course around William Jessup University in Rocklin.
This is just a quick list of what you can participate in. The best way to celebrate Veteran’s Day in my opinion is to thank a veteran for all they have done and all they continue to do to make our country great.