Veterans Day presents a time of reflection for many Veterans. It also presents an opportunity for communities to pull together and celebrate the Veterans in their community. Each year Veterans Day weekends are filled with many opportunities for Veterans to celebrate their service and appreciate the service of Veterans from other eras. This year will be no different in Nevada County, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice.
Saturday November 10th:
Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down will be providing a Free Veterans Day Breakfast to Veterans. The event will be located at the Peace Lutheran Church located at 828 W Main St in Grass Valley. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Please bring your Veterans ID. All other non-Veterans will be asked to make a $5 donation.
The Marine Corps League will begin celebrating its 243th Birthday at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m., with lunch being served at 12:30 p.m. Festivities will be held at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.
Nevada City Elks Lodge 518 will also be hosting a Marine Corps Birthday Ball. The Bar will open at 4:00 p.m. with the Commandants Birthday message and cake-cutting ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located off of Highway 49 in Nevada City.
Sunday November 11th:
The American Legion Post 130 will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Grass Valley Veterans Building from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served following the ceremony.
VFW Post 2655 is coordinating their annual Veterans Day pot luck lunch for members and Veterans from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 415 N. Pine St in Nevada City
The Marine Corps League will be presenting the dedication of 237 new tiles to the Veterans Memorial Wall located in the Grass Valley Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Veterans Hall will be hosting a ceremony to honor all who have served in the military at the Truckee Veterans Day event starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Victory Plaza, at Spring Street and Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Thomas Hobday, U.S. Army, Retired, will be the special guest speaker and music will be provided by the Mountain Belles. A lunch reception will follow at the Veterans Hall following the ceremony.
Placer Dental Academy will be "Honoring Those who Served". They will be providing free dental services to Veterans on November 9th and November 10th at 3113 Professional Drive in Auburn. They ask that Honorably discharged Veterans please bring your DD-214 to verify your service and your ID.
Gold Flat Car Wash in Nevada City will be providing free car washes to Veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th.
Quarry Park Adventures in Rocklin will be granting free admission to all Veterans on Monday, November 12th. The park has zip lines, a cliffhanger freefall, a rope bridge, and lots of other activities. The parks hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applebee's will be offering a free meal from a limited menu to Veterans and active duty service members on Sunday, November 11th.
Sizzler will be offering a free meal from a limited menu to Veterans and active duty service members on Sunday, November 11th.
Starbucks will be providing a free tall coffee on Sunday, November 11th to Veterans and active duty service members.
IHOP will be honoring Veterans and active duty service members with a free stack of Red, White, Blueberry pancakes on Monday, November 12th.