It's Veterans Day: Here's What's Happening in LA County
At the Arlington West project in Santa Monica (Photo by roostercoupon via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Today is Veteran's Day, when the US pauses and asks we remember those who have served the country. Here's some of what you can expect today as part of the holiday.Public Services
- Government offices, agencies, banks, courts, post offices, and several schools are closed.
- Trash pick up in Los Angeles will operate as usual and Metro-operated buses and trains, Metrolink trains and Foothill Transit will run on a normal schedule.
- The San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:11 a.m. at Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards in Mission Hills, and will travel south on Laurel Canyon Boulevard 1.1 miles and end at Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima, and will include a flyover by the World War II-era Flying Condor Squadron from Van Nuys.
- Forest Lawn will conduct its 50th annual Veterans Day program, with the theme, "A Celebration of Heroes." It begins at 11 a.m. and includes live musical and aerial performances.
- Redondo Beach's "Honor Our Veterans Tribute" will include a 2 p.m. groundbreaking for a Veterans Memorial in Veterans Park, which is adjacent to the Redondo Beach Pier.
- The Los Angeles National Cemetary in Westwood has a program beginning at 11 a.m. that includes remarks from Gov. Schwarzenegger.
- In West Hollywood, the Holloway Park Veterans Memorial will be rededicated as the Sal Guarriello Veterans' Memorial in a ceremony and celebration that begins at 11 a.m.
- A candlelight vigil honoring veterans takes place tonight at the Airtel Hotel in Van Nuys from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Entrance fees are waived today at all lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation, and the Department of Agriculture also is waiving entrance fees at its national forests.