Veteran's Weekend Celebrations in Santa Barbara
Scroll through the above photos of the Santa Barbara Veterans Parade (Photos: Fritz Olenberger)
By edhat staff
Local military service members and veterans were honored this weekend as part of the annual Veteran's Day celebration.
The Pierre Claeyssens Veteran's Foundation, a local nonprofit that supports and honors Veterans and Active Duty Military, hosted a variety of events. On Saturday the Veterans Parade delighted crowds on State Street. Beginning at noon, WWII vehicles, re-enactors, and heroes from all branches of the military cruised down State Street.
The event concluded at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara with a daring parachute landing. The sixth annual celebration included a BBQ, live music, and military vehicles on display.
On Sunday, the Foreign Wars Post 1649 and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation hosted a moving, one-hour ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Channel Dr. A keynote speaker and an appearance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society was a poignant tribute to all veterans.
More photos of the Veterans Parade can be viewed here.