Several events will be held in San Luis Obispo County to celebrate Veterans Day.
All events take place Monday, and all are free, not including barbecues following the ceremonies.
San Luis Obispo County
The flyover schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. Paso Robles District Cemetery, 45 Nacimiento Lake Drive
11:30 a.m. Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, 9029 Morro Road, Atascadero
11:45 a.m. Los Osos Valley Mortuary and Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Road
11 a.m. Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, 9029 Morro Road. Ceremony includes a speech by Honor Flight Central Coast of California founder Greg McGill, a Grizzly Academy color guard accompanied by Central Coast Pipes and Drum, music by San Luis Obispo County Trumpet Alliance and Fine Arts Academy choir and presentation of the Distinguished Veteran of the Year award. Ceremony is followed by a community lunch. Food and drinks cost $7 to $10. 805-466-7076.
11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. Ceremony includes patriotic music by Randy Schwalbe and his chorus; a speech by past post Commander Brian Griffin of American Legion Post 432 and the presentation of the Don Bowman Patriotism Award. It’s followed by a barbecue lunch. 805-927-1876.
10:30 a.m. Los Osos Valley Mortuary and Memorial Park, 2260 Los Osos Valley Road. Ceremony includes a speech by retired U.S. Navy veteran Bruce Terrell and music by the SLO County Band, followed by a hot dog lunch. Donations accepted. 805-528-1500.
11 a.m. Paso Robles District Cemetery, 45 Nacimiento Lake Drive. Ceremony includes a speech by Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Fluckiger, U.S. Army garrison commander at Fort Hunter Liggett, and a flag display, with Salvador Cota, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 17965, serving as master of ceremonies. In addition to coffee, hot chocolate and cookies, a hot dog lunch will be served after the ceremony. 805-238-4544.
San Luis Obispo
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building, 801 Grand Ave. The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum will host an open house featuring museum tours, screenings of veterans’ interviews and display of military vehicles. 805-543-1763.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. American Legion Post 66, 1661 Mill St. Post 66 will be open with a San Luis Obispo County Blood Mobile blood donation drive. Lunch is free for blood donors; everyone else pays $5 for burgers and hot dogs. 805-543-6445.