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By Chris Murphy

Veterans Day is November 11.
We remember and recognize those that have served and still serve today. We can’t forget the sacrifices that the few make for so many. It is important to remember as we face a more complicated world and we only go into battle only when necessary that there are so many ready to serve and all of their lives are valuable. Their stories are important to learn and their experiences can teach you a lot. So let’s make sure that we are flying our flags on November 11. Originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of hostilities at the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954

Here are some of the events that will mark Veterans Day.

November 8, Turlock – 9th Annual Thank a Veteran event, CSU Stanislaus Quad 10:30 am

November 10, Turlock Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, Turlock Golf and Country Club

November 11 – 9:30 am – The Veterans Day Parade begins at 10th and O, and proceeds down Needham to Graceada Park. There will be a program at Graceada Park in Mancini Bowl at 10:45 AM. The parade and program in the park are organized by local veterans honoring and remembering veterans and active duty military. The parade will include military vehicles, marching bands, classic cars and 4 Grand Marshals. The family friendly program at Graceada Park will include tunes by the MJC Band, patriotic speeches by local leaders, and a 21-gun salute and taps on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day. To participate or for more information, call Becky Crow at 209-484-7166 or email to<>.

November 11 – Escalon – Presented by American Legion Post Parade begins at 10:30 am with a scheduled flyover from the Commemorative Air Force, entries need to be in by Nov 7. There is a memorial service & chicken BBQ following at the community center. Call All Bellinger for more info 209-838-3388

November 11 – Manteca
You need to visit downtown Manteca as they will put out over 2400 flags commemorating the day. It is truly impressive.

November 11 – All Day Veteran’s Day Appreciation BBQ – Mitchell’s Harley Davidson – 9 am – on

As we get closer to November 11, please check our event calendar
Note: the School Holiday will be Friday Nov 10th
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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.