The community is invited to attend a free Veterans Day parade and ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, 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. Featured parade participants include the American Legion Riders Post 48, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, Oxnard Cub Scouts Pack 3251 and the Oxnard High School Air Force Junior ROTC.
The following streets will be closed from 9-11 a.m. for the parade:
Third Street from A to C streets
Fourth Street from A to C streets
B Street from Third to Fifth streets
North Fifth Street from B to C streets
At 11:11 a.m., the ceremony will begin promptly at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St. This year’s special guest speaker is former U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Raymond Orozco.
More details at www.oxnard.org/veteransday2016.
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.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11, the U.S. Navy Band Commodores will perform a free jazz concert at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way. The concert is sponsored by the Oxnard Ambassadors. For more information, visit www.oxnardperformingarts.com.