Veterans to be honored with ceremony, free admission to parks, free cruises
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Everyone is invited to join members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, to honor veterans and current soldiers during a ceremony Monday in South Lake Tahoe.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Boulevard.
Formerly known as Armistice Day, the holiday commemorates the anniversary of the peace agreement that ended World War I.
“Veterans Day is a time to remember the end of World War I and the brave Americans who served in the war to end all wars,” said American Legion Post 795 Commander, John Lingar in a press release. “It’s also an opportunity to honor all veterans who continue to serve our country and make sacrifices every day fighting the war on terror in hundreds of locations around the world so we may enjoy our freedom here at home.“
Volunteers visited Happy Homestead Cemetery, which is the final resting place for more than 560 veterans, to place American flags on the gravesites as a way of honoring them.
Light refreshments will be served.
For information, contact American Legion Auxiliary President Carol Olivas at 530-544-1306.
Also on Veterans Day, California state parks are free for veterans, active duty and reserve members and Yosemite National Park is also offering a free pass.
For a complete list, visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/712/files/FLYER-Free-Admission-to-144-State-Parks-on-Veterans-Day-2019.pdf.
Lake Tahoe Cruises is also offering a free ride on the noon Emerald Bay Sightseeing Cruise Friday-Sunday for veterans and active military.
For reservations, visit http://www.zephyrcove.com.
Correction: This article was updated to show the event was happening at the American Legion Hall.