The community is invited to attend a free Veterans Day parade and ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to honor the sacrifices made by those who have served our country. This year’s event will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Oxnard City Hall, 305 W. Third St., with a brief welcome by Mayor Tim Flynn, followed by the parade.
The parade will extend down Third Street to B Street before ending at Plaza Park at approximately 11 a.m.
At 11:11 a.m., the ceremony will begin promptly at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St. This year’s special guest speaker is David Wilson, current president of the Vietnam War Veterans of Ventura County. David graduated from Ventura High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He and the division took part in fighting during the Tet offensive of 1968. His currently pastor of the Oxnard Bible Church.
The public is also invited to the "We Remember" exhibit across the street from the park at 237 N. 5th St. The exhibit honors VC Vietnam vets for their service along with a memorial wall with 114 county veterans who died during the war.
All county public transit operators including Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD), www.goldcoasttransit.org, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), www.goventura.org, will provide free bus rides on Nov. 11, to U.S. veterans who present valid military identification upon boarding. Valid identification includes veterans identification cards issued by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs and the veterans designation listed on licenses/identification cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. GCTD and VCTC buses will operate on their regular schedules during the holiday.