Honoring our men and women in uniform who proudly served our country

Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Cemetery

Presented by  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation 

We are pleased be hosting the Santa Barbara community Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early; the spectacular air show by The Condor Squadron begins at 10 sharp. The ceremony will take place at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive. Known as one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor locations, the venue’s driveway will be decorated with dozens of American flags, along with flags marking the graves of our fellow citizens who gave their lives in the service of our country. The ceremony will take place near the main flagpole, with seating available for up to 500, with additional standing room.

The open air ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with a flyover by The Condor Squadron; UCSB Color Guard; Gold Coast Pipe & Drum Band processional; performances by David Gonzales and the Santa Barbara Choral Society and local guest speakers. What’s new this year is that the ceremony will end with a spectacular Navy Hawkeye Airborne Command and Control E-2 flyover!


Health and Safety requirements for attendance:

In accordance with Santa Barbara County Health Department COVID mandates, all attendees must bring and wear their own face covering that fully covers both nose and mouth with ear loops (or similar) to hold it securely in place. Bandanas, gaiters and masks with external valves are not permitted. Face shields alone are not adequate protection. Mask-wearing is also strongly encouraged in outdoor spaces.

For more information on the Veterans Day event, contact the VFW Post 1649 at ​​[email protected] or the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at (805) 259-4394 or email [email protected]