Courtesy of Veterans Week San Diego:
This year’s theme is a Tribute to All Men and Women Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers; all Veterans Honored for Their Service to America.
The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”.
Parade Route: North Harbor Drive is again the site of the start Line and the route for our 2017 parade. Viewers will see the Parade start on N Harbor Drive one block south of Grape Street, and proceed south past a long row of grand stands, and past Broadway, and past the USS Midway, and then continue on Harbor Drive one block east to Pacific Highway and conclude there. One mile total distance.
For more information, visit https://www.sdvetparade.org/
History of Veterans Day, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
Fighting ceased in World War I when an armistice (a temporary cessation of hostilities) between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of World War I.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day to honor the heroism of those who died in the country’s service. In June 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day and November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
As published in the University City November newsletter, UCCA honors all veterans, including Rudy Molina, Mike O’Sullivan, and Jay Cook from University City.