The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”, as a program event of the Veterans Memorial Center. We rely upon donations from the generous residents of the San Diego area, as well as financial support from the regional industry and business sector, and the support of our partners in the non-profit sector. This year’s parade theme is “A Tribute to Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans.” A greatly deserved welcome will be shown to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years 2001 to 2014. We invite all San Diego region to participate in this tradition, and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
Parade Route: N Harbor Drive is again the site of the Start Line and the Route for our 2014 parade! Viewers will see the Parade start on N Harbor Drive one block south of Grape Street, and proceed south past a long row of grand stands, and past Broadway, and past the USS Midway, and then continue on Harbor Drive one block east to Pacific Highway and conclude there: Approximately One Mile Total Distance.
You can also celebrate veterans at the USS Midway Museum. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. you can participate in the San Diego Blood Bank Drive. Donations will earn you free admission to the museum. From 1-4 p.m. will be the NBC San Diego Salute to Service Festival presented by Geico Military, featuring free food and live entertainment, KidzZone and activities, prizes and giveaways, vintage war plane flybys and more!
The festival is open to the public with regular museum admission and Free for Veterans and active military members and their families. Just bring your military ID! (Maximum of 4 admissions per Military ID).
In addition to the Veterans’ Day event, you can support veterans on November 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Military Book Fair at the USS Midway Museum. The annual Military Book Fair features top authors who write about or cater to the military and their families. This exciting event features TV producers, #1 New York Times bestselling authors and much more.
All proceeds for this event support select Veteran Service Organizations and Support Groups including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fleet Reserve Assoc., and the Marine Corps League. Also, non-profit veteran support groups including Veterans Village of San Diego (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans), Reboot (veterans transition services), United Service Organizations (USO), Authors United for Veterans, and others.
Save the date and meet Hank Steinberg, Creator and Producer of hit TV shows like The Last Ship and Without a Trace, and top New York Times bestselling authors like Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter, James Rollins, Dale Brown, Ted Bell, Christopher Rice, Grant Blackwood, Andrew Kaplan, T. Jefferson Parker and a whole lot more!
The Us4Warriors Foundation is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization with 100% volunteer, unpaid veteran Directors who are dedicated to serving other veterans, active military, and their families. We proudly present the annual Veterans Benefit Book Fair aboard the USS Midway musesum in San Diego, CA. This exciting event features TV Producers, #1 New York Times bestselling authors, celebrities, military heroes book signings, panels, and much more. As always, all proceeds for this event support select Veteran Service Organizations and Support Groups including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fleet Reserve Assoc., and the Marine Corps League. Also, non-profit veteran support groups including Veterans Village of San Diego (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans), Reboot (veterans transition services), United Service Organizations (USO), Authors United for Veterans, and others.