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Veterans Day events taking place around Kern County

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 18:33:36-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Check out these Veterans Day events happening across Kern County!


● A World War II Memorial planning meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 26.

● The unveiling of new veterans' headstones will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery presented by Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery and VFW Post 97.

● A 45-mile veterans' cruise will be held at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11 that will also serve as a salute to seniors and essential workers. The cruise will go by memorials, American Legion Post 26 and six senior living facilities in Bakersfield. Hosted by the Bakersfield Car Club Council, participants are asked to arrive south of South Laurelglen Boulevard by 10:45 a.m. as there are limited spots available.

● A Veterans Day Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at American Legion Post 26. Menu items are $5 hamburgers and $10 tri-tip sandwiches. Veterans will eat for free. The bar will be open and the meal is cooked and served by Halliburton.

● . Third annual “Operation: Lights of Thanks” presented by Kern Veteran’s Memorial Day/Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Association. Seeking votive candle donations to be shipped or hand delivered to Union Cemetery, 730 Potomac Ave. 93307.

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