Today is Veterans Day. It originated in the armistice that ended World War I, effective on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. From a solemn service at El Toro Memorial Cemetery in Lake Forest to a motorcycle run in Yorba Linda, Orange County pauses to honor the men and women who have served their country. A look at a few of the events scheduled:
A ceremony hosted by the Fullerton Claude Payne American Legion Post 142, the Fullerton Elks Club and the city begins at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Park. It features the Fullerton Union High School drum group. All veterans are invited to march in a parade beginning at 10:25 a.m. at the northwest corner of the Fullerton High School campus.
Leisure World residents celebrate the day with patriotic music by the 60-member Huntington Beach Concert Band. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 auditorium. Tickets are $3.
A patriotic observance is at 11 a.m. at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road. The service is organized by American Legion Post 257, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2660, Jewish War Veterans of the USA Post 680 and the South Coast chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.