The City of Turlock will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Central Park, 115 S. Golden State Blvd. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the Presentation of Colors.
The ceremony will include guest speakers including Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, acknowledgment of each military branch and music by Pitman High School Choir directed by Yohan Partan.
“I am honored as the Mayor of Turlock to host this annual ceremony celebrating our veterans,” said Mayor Amy Bublak. “It is the sacrifice of the men and women in our U.S. military that has kept our country safe and free.”
The ceremony will be held around the historic cannon display, which was rededicated Veterans Day 2015, as well as Freedom Tree which was rededicated on Veterans Day 2018.
Veterans Day, which was formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.