Veteran’s Day events across the Central Coast gave residents the opportunity to reflect and honor those who served this country in our armed forces. Today, marks 100 years since Germany signed the Armistice to end World War 1. These are just a few of the events today:
At the Faces of Freedom Veterans memorial in Atascadero hundreds came together for a moving service following by music and a community BBQ. During the event, there were touching speeches, a special wreath laying and a brick dedication.
On Sunday afternoon, five veterans will be presented with valor quilts at the American Legion in Arroyo Grande.
A special program in Morro Bay planned to honor this historic day with patriotic songs, poem reading, a history of Armistice Day and a color guard presentation.
A 3rd Annual Lemonade stand in Orcutt had local kids raising money for the Wounded Warrior project. The first year, they say they raised $1,000, last year $2,000. They were hoping to top that this year.
At Applebee’s restaurants throughout Southern California all veterans and active-duty military can receive a free meal. The Lompoc Applebee’s is participating in this promotion all day on Sunday. This is the 11th year the restaurant chain in participating in the event.
In Santa Barbara, at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, hundreds turned out to pay tribute to veterans, their families and currently service military members. Military vehicles from the collection of Rob Gordon were also on display.
Commemorations were also held across the country and the world marking this historic day.