May We Will Never Forget

November 9, 2017

The lawn of Merced College turned Red, White and Blue this week in preparation of Veterans Day on Saturday, and in commemoration of the fifth annual Field of Honor honoring local veterans, active duty military members and first responders.

• Veterans Day Parade — Merced will celebrate with a parade on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 11. An opening ceremony honoring local veterans will be held at Bob Hart Square at noon, and the parade starts at 1 p.m. A military aircraft fly-over is also expected.

• Veterans Memorial Bridge — A dedication ceremony for Veterans Memorial Bridge in Merced will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 on the bridge at M Street and Bear Creek. The bridge repair work was part of a $2.7 million project. Three flagpoles were added to both sides of the structure. Local veterans will raise U.S. flags over the bridge for the first time as part of the ceremony.

• Atwater Celebration — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9946 and the City of Atwater are co-sponsoring a Veterans' Day celebration on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park in Atwater. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. FREE food and entertainment provided.

• Vets Reunion —The Merced Elks Lodge will be hosting a Veterans Reunion on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge at 1910 M Street in Merced. This year’s event will be held in special honor for Vietnam Veterans.

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