Honoring Those Who Serve: Veterans Day in Sacramento

 

 

 

Every year, Veterans Day serves as a day to honor and remember military veterans. This year, Sacramento has several events to help you do so.

 

 

Special Events:



City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade: Capitol Mall, Fri Parade 10am; Festival 11am-1pm

Honor our heroes past and present at the inaugural City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade. The parade begins at 10am, followed by a festival on Capitol Mall from 11am-1pm. The festival is filled with entertainment, children's activities, and displays.

 

 

West Sacramento Veterans Day Parade: begins from Westmore Oaks Elementary School, Fri 2pm-4pm

Eskaton proudly presents "West Sacramento Salutes Veterans" Parade. Salute our war veterans at the Veterans Day Parade and join the festivities.

 


 

Museums:


California Veterans Week: California Military Museum, Tues-Fri 10am-4pm

The California State Military Museum celebrates California Veterans Week and its 20th Anniversary by offering free admission to the museum. Modern and historic military equipment will be on display on Veterans Day, November 11.

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day at the Aerospace Museum: Aerospace Museum of California, Fri 9am-5pm

Join for a special tribute in honor of Veterans Day, plus a brief ceremony honoring all veterans at 11am. Special Museum admission price of $5 per person (children age five and under are free) will be available all day.

 

 

 

 

 

Medal of Honor Tour: Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sat 10am 

In honor of Veterans Day, docents will be leading a Medal of Honor tour highlighting the many proud Americans who served our country and who were decorated for their valor.

 

 

 

Music:


 

Bring Them Peace: Sacred Heart Church, Sat 8pm

Sacramento State’s three choirs combine forces for a moving concert experience saluting veterans of all wars, Bring Them Peace. Led by conductor Donald Kendrick, the concert includes Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei and works by Rautavaara.

 

 

 

 

Theatre:


 

Medal of Honor Rag: Threepenny Playhouse, Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm

California Stage presents Medal of Honor Rag, a powerful drama about America's care for its returning soldiers. (Performances continue through Nov 27.)

 

 

 

 

 

Military Discounts:



Military Family Day
: Sacramento Zoo, Fri 10am-4pm

In appreciation for our troops, all military personnel, veterans, and their families receive a 50% discount with a valid military identification card.

 


Veterans Day at the Sacramento History Museum
: Sacramento History Museum, Fri 10am-5pm

In celebration of the Veteran’s Day holiday, the Sacramento History Museum is offering free Museum admission for military personnel and their families.

 



 

Veterans Day at Downtown Holiday Ice Rink:

St. Rose of Lima Park, Fri 10am-10pm

In appreciation for our troops, all military personnel and veterans skate free with a valid military identification card on Veterans Day at the Downtown Ice Rink.

 


 



Veterans Day Old Sacramento Underground Tours
: begin from Sacramento History Museum, Fri Fri 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 2:30pm

Discounted Old Sacramento Underground tours are available for military personnel as well as for their entire families.




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