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Turlock’s Veterans’ Day celebration set for Wednesday
Event hosted like a drive-in movie
Veterans day
Turlock’s Veterans’ Day event will look a bit different this year as it will be held as a drive-in, but the presentation of the colors will still kick off the annual ceremony (Journal file photo).

The City of Turlock will host a socially distanced ceremony on Wednesday for the public in honor of Veterans’ Day.

The City of Turlock, in partnership with the Grand Oak Event Center, will host the annual event like a drive-in movie at the Grand Oak Event Center at 1450 Soderquist Rd. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The ceremony will start with the presentation of colors and include guest speaker retired U.S. Marine and Turlock High School JROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor Major Kelly Cross. There also will be an acknowledgment of each military branch and several musical pieces.

“To all veterans, thank you for your service and sacrifices so that we can live in a free country,” said Mayor Amy Bublak. “I know that our community is profoundly grateful for all you have done to protect our nation. Thank you for your great personal sacrifice and unwavering commitment to our nation.”

Event attendees are asked to remain in, or near, their vehicles at all times, while maintaining CDC guidelines including social distancing and wearing a mask. Event attendees will be able to hear the speakers and musicians via the sound system Grand Oak Event Center has in place, as well as by tuning into 99.5 FM, on car radios.