It is a day to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In 1954, President Eisenhower called upon all of our citizens to observe November 11 as Veterans Day and that the entire citizenry will join hands to insure proper and widespread observance of this day. Since 1954 every United States President, every year, has renewed this call to our citizens.
San Diegans can celebrate and honor our service men and women with our 2012 Veterans Day parade, on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. This year's theme Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the "Breaking the Sound Barrier" Monday, November 12. The Grand Marshal of the parade is Maj. Gen. Charles (Chuck) Elwood Yeager.
The 2012 Veterans Day Parade route begins at the County Administration building at Cedar and Pacific Highway and runs along Pacific Highway south to Harbor Drive.