Veterans Day

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

National Anthem
Pledge of Allegiance (Led by Boy Scouts)
Post the Colors

Opening Remarks

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

Closing Remarks

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.