Save the date for annual Veterans Day Celebration

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The Veterans Day Committee would like to remind residents to save the date for the 9th annual Canyon Lake Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Towne Center. The Warbirds West planes will fly over the Towne Center at 10:15. The ceremony will follow the flyover.

Bert Barbay will serve as this year’s master of ceremonies. Local resident DJ Mike Shroyer of Good Times Entertainment will be providing the sound system and patriotic music. The Canyon Lake Choraleers will lead the crowd in singing the National Anthem and the service anthems for each military branch. As in past years, veterans of all five service branches will be encouraged to stand during the singing of their service anthems.

Elsinore High School Flying Tiger Jr. ROTC will post the colors. Boy Scouts will be passing out the flags and programs again this year.

One rose for each Canyon Lake veteran who passed away this year will be placed in the urn next to the monument along with an extra rose for the unknown veterans. A floral wreath will be placed a the monument and will remain there for a week.

Other special activities include a performance by the Temescal Canyon High School Drum Line and a free drawing for veterans to win a “Quilts of Valor” quilt created by the Canyon Lake Quilters. The POA will serve pastries and coffee prior to the ceremony. Hot dogs will be served after the ceremony compliments of the Canyon Lake Market and Coldwell Banker.

Those who wish to make a donation to this event should contact Mayor Pro Tem and Veterans Day Chair Vicki Warren at vwarren@cityofcanyonlake.com.

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