Celebrating All Veterans

Celebrate Veterans Day this Friday (11/10/17) here in Solvang at 11am at the historic Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive with a FREE public program followed by luncheon.

You can celebrate Veterans Day this Friday (11/10/17) here in Solvang at 11am at the historic Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive. (Yes, Veterans Day is normally 11/11 yet because it falls on a Saturday in 2017, the Federal holiday is being celebrated on Friday, 11/10.) As is tradition in Solvang, this FREE event is open to all ages to honor veterans, their families and troops around the world with music, patriotic speeches and hearty food. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7139 is sponsoring and coordinating this event under the leadership of Commander Alvin Salge. Stop by and meet community leaders, be inspired with a keynote speech by Col. Dr. Robert York, Jr., Commander, 30th Space Wing Medical Group at nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base. Plus, enjoy live performances by the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Band and Jazz Band. Following the program, a free luncheon will be served.

You may recall that Veterans Day was originally known as “Armistice Day” since at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice (truce) was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. The US Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, Veterans Day was dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Solvang salutes all veterans especially on this day. Please join us! http://www.solvangusa.com/events/veterans-day-program-at-solvang-vets-hall/