Santa Barbara's Veterans Day

23rd Annual Military Ball

Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week

November 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m

Veterans, active duty military members, and guests are invited to enjoy a memorable night of live music and dancing, dinner, and tributes to those who have selflessly served our country. This year we will be honoring women in the Military. 
The 23rd Annual Military Ball will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly The Fess Parker) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Military Ball is a formal evening where veterans, active duty military members, and other community members can mingle over a cocktail hour, gourmet three-course dinner, and dancing. Guests will also have a chance to bid on extraordinary historic artifacts among other items in a silent auction before the program begins.

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Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week



November 9, 2019, Noon

A free, star-spangled event you won’t soon forget! Starting at 12 noon, the Santa Barbara Veterans Parade will begin at the intersection of E. Sola and State and end at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, 129 Castillo St. The parade will feature WWII vehicles and re-enactors and heroes from all branches of the military. Show your support for our veterans and watch the parade as it makes its way down State Street.

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Salute to Vets & Flyover - November 9, 2019

Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week

November 9, 2019, Noon - 5:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us at the 7th Annual Salute To The Vets, hosted by the Santa Barbars Veterans Foundation, for an afternoon complete with BBQ, live music and military vehicles on display.

This seventh annual event will be held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, 129 Castillo St. Contact Jerry Farmer for more information at (805) 350-2006.
Watch for the flyover of vintage airplanes in the sky above the event at approximately 1:30 pm., best viewing near the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo Street.


Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded
Movie Screening

Veterans Day Week
 

The New Vic, 33 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. "Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded", is an honest and unflinching documentary that portrays the extraordinary true life story of Major James Capers, Jr., an American hero, who persevered through adversity during a time of civil unrest. After 50 classified/top secret missions and being wounded 19 times, Capers rose to become one of the most decorated Force Recon Marines in history. Capers and his Force Recon team, aptly named "Team Broadminded" overcame stereotypes and seemingly impossible missions. Capers' story begins childhood, as the son of a sharecropper, through his service as a Force Recon Marine in Vietnam to covert operations in Africa and Eastern Europe. The documentary features raw and honest audio recordings made by Capers in the battlefield, including recently declassified film and photographs that transport the viewer deep into the heart of a faithful warrior, through once classified or top secret missions.The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR A LATER DATE.


Veterans Day Ceremony 

Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week
Veterans Day Week

November 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Honor our country’s veterans by joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation on November 11 for a moving, one-hour ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr. A keynote speaker and special appearance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society will serve as a poignant tribute to all veterans. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 a.m.


Flyovers of vintage aircraft, photographed by Arash Afshari, CAF SoCal. Pilot, Al Kepler.

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