Veterans Day – Friday, November 11, 2022
Honoring All Those Who Served
As we approach Veterans Day Friday, please remember to take some time to honor our service members who served and sacrificed so that we can enjoy our liberties and freedoms and be with our loved ones.
As a “Thank You” for your service, we have gathered and assembled these Veterans Day events and discounts for veterans.
Please feel free to share any or all of these with those who wish to honor and share appreciation to our veterans, past and present.
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation’s Veterans Day Ceremony
Moment of Silence
Welcome Veterans and Visitors
Lt. CDR. Daniel Spies, Command Chaplain –
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)
Parade the Colors
Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Boy Scouts)
Post the Colors
Lt. Col. Niel Smith (Ret), U.S. Army & GCVF Board Member
Keynote Speaker (Introduction by MC Lyn Fairly)
Bill Camarillo (Ret), U.S. Marine Corps & GCVF Board Member
Veteran Recognition and Shadow Box Presentation
U.S. Army: SSG Asamoah Baffour, USA
U.S. Marine Corps: John Ficken, USMC
U.S. Navy: CDR Butch Britt, USN (Ret)
U.S. Air Force: A1C Elroy “Roy” Hawes, USAF (Ret)
U.S. Coast Guard: PO3 Chris Kavanaugh, USCG
John Ficken – “Going Home”
Release the Doves
Veterans Day Ceremony - Port Hueneme
Veterans Day Ceremony - California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks
Veterans Day Bunco Night and Gratitude Fundraiser
Wine Auction Gala
Thank you to the Meadowlark Service League (MSL), one of our long-time supporters, for renewing your support of our local military veterans and their families in need! We are among 30 local charities and college scholarship recipients who were granted a total of over $270,000 this year.
The ladies of MSL raise these funds through their events, including their Wine Auction Gala taking place on Veterans Day night. Please support this great organization by clicking the button below to purchase your tickets for this event.
Military Appreciation Mass
The Knights of Columbus – St. Joseph Fourth Degree Assembly 3453 will be hosting their annual Military Appreciation Mass on Sunday, November 13th at 12:00 noon. It will take place at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Westlake Village (Address: 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361).
This Military Appreciation Mass will include a presentation to honor two local Army veterans.
Military & Veterans Discounts & Deals
Free Car Washes and Discounted Oil Changes
Veterans Dinner Night - Free for Veterans
Free Legal Clinic
Additional Military & Veteran Discounts & Deals
If you have a Ventura County Veterans Day event or discount that you believe we should add to this list, please fill out our contact form so that we may review it for possible inclusion on our growing list of Veterans Day events and discounts.