December 2, 2023
US Flag. Picture credit score: U.S. Navy photograph by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis Cantrell

Occasions celebrating and commemorating San Diego County’s veterans proceed Friday earlier than the vacation itself, together with a memorial dedication and supply of meals to a World Battle II veteran.

The Woody Williams Basis and a volunteer committee will unveil the Gold Star Households Memorial Monument at Miramar Nationwide Cemetery Friday, “honoring households who’ve sacrificed a cherished one for our freedom within the armed forces of the USA,” a basis assertion reads.

The ceremony will happen on the Memorial Stroll at Miramar Nationwide Cemetery at 5795 Nobel Drive at 11 a.m. This monument would be the first such memorial monument within the space, regardless of having greater than 130 related monuments throughout the USA.

“We owe it to San Diego, residence to so many lively army, veteran and Gold Star households, to honor, acknowledge, and serve the households who’ve sacrificed a lot within the title of freedom,” stated the late Woody Williams, founding father of the inspiration and WW II Medal of Honor recipient. Williams died June 29, 2022.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the memorial was held on Sept. 11, 2023, through which contributors used WW II-era instruments and helmets quite

than the standard development shovels and helmets to ceremonially break floor.

“I’m actually honored to stroll with the town of San Diego, Gold Star Members of the family, and the area people to convey this Gold Star Households Memorial Monument to San Diego,” stated David Myers, chairman of the San Diego Gold Star Households Memorial Monument committee.

At midday, Meals on Wheels San Diego County will make a particular supply to 98-year-old WW II veteran Calvin O’Daniels in Oceanside.

O’Daniels has been a Meals on Wheels San Diego County consumer since September 2018. He served in Normandy from 1943-1946 as a Technical Seargant.

The nonprofit’s president and CEO, Brent Wakefield, will ship the veteran’s meal, a present and a “thanks on your service.”

Fleet Week San Diego will host its Innovation Zone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Highway. The Port Pavilion Constructing will showcase a few of the newest gear utilized in each army and civilian functions.

Moreover, Fleet Week will host excursions of Navy and Coast Guard ships docked on the Broadway Pier. Excursions can be found on a first-come, first- served foundation. Guests should be not less than 5 years outdated to tour the ships. Strollers, glass, giant luggage and enormous backpacks won’t be permitted on board. Closed toe footwear are extremely really useful.

These with enterprise with the town and county of San Diego must wait till Monday for many companies.

San Diego administrative workplaces and different companies will probably be closed in observance of the Veterans Day vacation, together with libraries, container gross sales, swimming swimming pools and recreation facilities, reservoirs aside from Murray and El Capitan, Tecolote Canyon Nature Heart, Parks and Recreation and Improvement Companies Division workplaces and companies.

Trash will probably be collected as regular and open amenities and companies embrace Chollas Lake, metropolis golf programs, Mission Trails Regional Park and Customer Heart, Tecolote Canyon Pure Park, metropolis skate parks, and police and fireplace companies.

Parking meters, time restrictions for parking on streets, yellow zones and posted avenue sweeping routes inside the metropolis won’t be enforced.

— Metropolis Information Service