According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was first declared in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower to honor all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served the nation. San Diego alone is home to more than 260,000 veterans and has the second largest veteran population in the state, which makes every Veteran’s Day in San Diego incredibly momentous. Join the rest of the country in honoring our nation’s vets at these San Diego Veteran’s Day events on Wednesday, November 11. Continue reading
Did you know that San Diego is home to more than 260,000 veterans? Each year, thousands of friends, family, and retired or active military come out to celebrate everything veterans have done (and are still doing) for our country. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed “Armistice Day” for November 11, 1919; it was officially renamed Veteran’s Day in June of 1954 and has remained a national holiday ever since. Here’s a look at 2014 Veterans Day Events in San Diego and throughout the county.