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It's never been easier to support veterans and active duty service members in our community.

100% of the donations go directly to veteran-related organizations and individuals. Some of the programs we support:

  • UCSB Veterans Resource Team
  • UCSB Veterans Resource Center
  • UCSB Army ROTC Surfrider Battalion
  • Santa Barbara AIRPAC Squadron Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  • Family Readiness Groups at tri-county military bases
  • Vet Net
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Veteran Pinning Program
  • Veterans Employment
  • Active Duty Support
  • Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Operation Unbridled Freedom

We also host free community events in Santa Barbara, including the Memorial Day ceremony, Fourth of July parade and concert, Veterans Day ceremony, Veterans Day parade, aircraft flyovers and parachute landing.

Learn more about getting involved and being a part of something great. We look forward to hearing from you.

Join us for the 2017 Veteran’ Day Weekend Events


Military Ball

Saturday, November 4
This annual event brings together honored guests, veterans, and active duty military for an unforgettable evening of dinner, dancing, moving tributes, and live music at the Fess Parker.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, November 11
This one-hour ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery with the Santa Barbara Choral Society is a poignant tribute to all veterans. This event is co-hosted with VFW Post 1649.

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Veterans Day Parade

Sunday, November 12
The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade is a star spangled salute to all veterans complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, heroes from all branches of the military, a Huey helicopter, and historic military aircraft flyovers! Come cheer on our heroes past and present as the parade makes its way down State Street (from Sola to the Veterans Memorial Building).


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