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November 9, 2011
Veterans Day events in the Sacramento region


• Carmichael

10 a.m.-2 p.m. - A remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial at Earl J. Koobs Nature Area, 5325 Engle Road. A color guard ceremony is at 11 a.m.

Veterans Day museum specials

Sacramento-area museums are offering special programs and free or discounted admission on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Get the list here.

• Elk Grove

11 a.m. - A parade begins at Cosumnes Community Services District office, 8820 Elk Grove Blvd. and continues on Elk Grove-Florin Road. The parade concludes at Elk Grove Regional Park with free hot dogs, soda, and potato chips.

During the parade the following streets will be closed: Elk Grove Boulevard between Williamson Drive and Elk Grove-Florin Road; Elk Grove-Florin Road between Elk Grove Boulevard and the north/east entrance to Elk Grove Park.

Detours will be set up to divert traffic around the parade areas. All streets and retail center driveways on Elk Grove-Florin Road between Elk Grove Park and Elk Grove Boulevard will be closed with cones.

• Folsom

9 a.m. - The 11th annual Wayne Spence Veterans Parade begins in front of Homes Goods store on East Bidwell Street and continues to Coloma and Natoma streets to conclude at the Veterans Memorial near the City Hall complex, 50 Natoma St.

• Placerville

11 a.m. - The seventh annual Veterans Tribute is at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane.

• Rancho Cordova

10 a.m. - The sixth annual Veterans Day celebration is at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Sacramento VA Medical Center, 10535 Hospital Way.

• Rocklin

8-8:30 a.m. - William Jessup University Public Policy Department honors veterans at a flag ceremony, 333 Sunset Blvd.

11 a.m. - A Veterans Day program is at Rocklin Cemetery, 4090 Kannasto St.

• Sacramento

10 a.m. - A Veterans Day parade begins at Lot "X" at Third and N streets and continues north on Third Street to Capitol Mall, east on Capitol Mall and concludes at Ninth Street. Retired Gen. Chuck Yeager is the grand marshal. A ceremony follows at 11 a.m. at Capitol Mall and Fifth Street.

11 a.m. - The Aerospace Museum of California honors veterans at 3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan. The museum offers free admission to those with a military ID.

Noon-12:30 p.m. - A ceremony is at the annual Veterans Day Health Fair at UC Davis student-run Willow Clinic, Salvation Army Homeless Shelter, 1200 North B St.

Editor's Note: The listing includes only some of the Veterans Day events in the region. More events can be emailed to Listings are run as space permits.

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