SLO County Veterans Day events and closures

A number of events will be held in San Luis Obispo County to celebrate Veterans Day. Events are Wednesday unless otherwise noted:


Faces of Freedom Veterans Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial, Atascadero Lake Park near Charles Paddock Zoo on westbound Highway 41. This year’s event will include color guards, bagpipes, patriotic music including performances by the Atascadero Show Choir, a historic military flyover performed by the Estrella Warbirds, a wreath-laying ceremony and speaker Bruce Bevans. A tri-tip sandwich barbecue, sponsored by the Atascadero Kiwanis Club, will follow the event if weather permits. 423-5482.

Los Osos

Los Osos Valley Mortuary and Memorial Park Veterans Day Program — Legacy of our Forefathers. 11 a.m. 2260 Los Osos Valley Road. Ceremony includes guest speaker Lt. j.g. Joseph E. Brocato, USN (Fmr). 528-1500.

Paso Robles

Army 82nd Airborne Infantryman Specialist Lance Iunker will be speaking at 6 a.m. at the Band of Brothers mentorship meeting held at First Baptist Church chapel, 1645 Park St. During the program, WWII Navy Veteran Dale Zeulner will award his own purple heart to Iunker to publicly acknowledge Iunker’s service and sacrifice during the war. 520- 400-6431

Pismo Beach

Veterans Day Celebration on the Pismo Beach Pier. 11 a.m. Join the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce to honor local veterans. 773-4382.

San Luis Obispo

The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum will be open to honor all veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum staff will be on hand to share with visitors the stories of local veterans. Display includes historical artifacts from WWI to present conflicts, and screenings of documentaries about the Vietnam era and interviews of local veterans. Admission is free. Museum is located at 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. 543-1763.

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is holding the 7th annual Veterans Celebration at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on Thursday to honor and pay tribute to local veterans. Event begins at 6:25 p.m. with a ceremonial procession through the market led by the Cal Poly ROTC honor guard, followed by Cal Poly ROTC cadets, the Grizzly Youth Academy drill team and other participating veterans. The procession will lead to Chorro Street where the ceremony will be held, featuring Mixed CO vocal ensemble, Grizzly Youth Academy drill team performance and guest speaker District Attorney Dan Dow, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a major in the California Army National Guard. Event also includes musical performances, displays and booths comprised of service organizations that support local veterans.


The following services will be affected Wednesday by Veterans Day:

▪ All libraries and federal, state, county, city and community services district offices will be closed.

▪ Post offices are closed, with no delivery except express mail.

▪ No school for kindergarten through 12th grade.

▪ Cuesta College and Cal Poly are closed, but the Cal Poly Kennedy Library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

▪ Stock markets are open. Bank closures vary.

▪ Trash pickup will continue with regular schedules.

▪ The Tribune offices will be open.