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November 11, 1999
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.
November 11, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Veterans Day may be best spent outdoors because national parks and forests offer free admission Thursday and state parks are marking the day with some special events. National parks will waive admission fees Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. In addition, some will have special ceremonies. For example, Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania will have a moment of silence and wreath-laying ceremony in tribute to Revolutionary War veterans. Go to the National Park Service website to find out more.
November 12, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
A Los Feliz man seeking a seat on the Los Angeles City Council accused Councilman Tom LaBonge this week of mishandling a request to put a yellow ribbon on the Hollywood sign in time for Veterans Day. Apartment owner Tomas O'Grady said LaBonge unfairly turned down a proposal by David Weiss, a former Marine who lives in Newport Beach, to install the ribbon display at a cost of $11,000 to honor U.S. veterans. Veterans Day was Thursday. Standing with a small group of people holding signs that said "Yellow Ribbon vs. Red Tape," O'Grady said the rejection of the request showed how difficult it is for businesses and other individuals to get a fair hearing from City Hall.
November 5, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Veterans Day celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will include a three-plane flyover, patriotic concert, World War II exhibit and display of vintage and current military equipment. The program will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, near Simi Valley. The flyover is scheduled at 11:11 a.m., and the concert will begin at 2 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 62 and older and free for children 15 and under.
November 10, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Veterans Day celebrations will be held in Ventura and Oxnard on Monday. In Oxnard, the day will begin with a free continental breakfast from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Speeches will start at 11 a.m. The program will be held in Oxnard's Plaza Park at 5th and C streets. For details, call 983-3536. In Ventura, Ivy Lawn Memorial Park's annual program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The memorial park is at 5400 Valentine Road. For details, call 642-2674.
November 11, 1988 | NANCY GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
South Bay residents and organizations will observe Veterans Day today as they honor men and women who have served in the armed forces. A reception will be held at the Torrance Historical Society, 1345 Post Ave., for Korean War veterans of the 578th Engineer Battalion and others who might be interested in Korean War memorabilia. The battalion, with companies in Torrance, Wilmington, Manhattan Beach and Inglewood, was activated Sept.
November 10, 1989
Although Saturday is Veterans Day, the holiday will be observed today by many in the county. The following will be closed: All federal and state offices and courts. County courts. City offices in Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Orange, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin and Yorba Linda. Most banks and savings and loan institutions.
November 11, 1987
Today marks the celebration of Veterans Day. Closed: All government offices, courts, banks, libraries and post offices. Schools in Beverly Hills, Claremont, Gorman, Palmdale and Redondo Beach. Open: Stock and commodity exchanges and many businesses. Rapid Transit District buses will follow daily schedules. Closed Friday: School districts of Bellflower, Castaic, La Canada, Newhall, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, El Rancho (in Pico Rivera) and William S. Hart (in Newhall).
Violet Cowden can still recall when she was another face in the crowd at Veterans Day observances. Although she had flown fighter planes during World War II, Cowden was among 1,074 female Air Force pilots who were denied recognition of their war service because of their gender. But it was Cowden's turn Monday to regale a small crowd of veterans with war stories when she gave the keynote address during the eighth annual Veterans Day program at El Toro Memorial Park here.
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