Veterans Day Celebration on Santa Monica Pier

Thursday November 11th at 11 a.m. at North Beach Lot 1

By Sam Catanzaro

The City of Santa Monica will join the Los Angeles Army Recruitment Battalion and the California Army National Guard in a Veterans Day Memorial on the deck of Santa Monica Pier.

Limited spaces are available to attend the celebration in person, which will take place on Thursday, November 11th at 11am at North Beach Lot 1, 1550 PCH. The event will also be streamed live on the city’s YouTube.

The program will include:

* Post of colors
* National anthem
* Comments from Mayor Sue Himmelrich and Councilor Gleam Davis
* Comments from General Curtis Taylor, US Army
* Future soldiers swear in a ceremony

“We are very fortunate to have so many brave men and women serving our country. They deserve our recognition all year round with special honors on Veterans Day, ”said Mayor Sue Himmelrich. “We proudly join the US Army in this honor and ask the community to join us virtually to recognize and honor the veterans in our lives and throughout Santa Monica.”

For 21 years, the five pillars of the Veterans Memorial in Palisades Park have honored every branch of the military, army, navy, marines, air force and coast guard.

“The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for our military veterans with the ongoing pandemic and the aftermath from Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, we urge you to help us make them feel special by showing gratitude and honor for their service, ”said Sonki Hong, civil assistant to the Army Minister.

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