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Hosted by the Pierre Claeyssens
Veterans Foundation

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From a marathon and concert to a parade and military ball, the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation will honor veterans from wars of the 20th and 21st centuries throughout the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8. Although this year the Full Marathon has been canceled, the Half Marathon is a go, starting at UCSB University Plaza at 7:15 a.m., and registration is open online at www.sbmarathon.com until the day before the run. Everyone is encouraged to cheer the runners on the last mile from Shoreline Park to Leadbetter Beach from 8:30 a.m. to noon for Line the Veterans Mile, and while there keep your eyes-to-the-skies for a flyover of vintage aircraft around 9:30 a.m. The 20th annual Military Ball begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening at Fess Parker’s, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. and features a three-course dinner, live music, cocktail hour, dancing to the sounds of Art Deco and award presentations. And a flyover at noon also announces the start of the Veteran’s Day Parade at 1400 State St. on Sunday ending at 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. A variety of military vehicles along with WWII re-enactors highlight the parade, and the weekend concludes with a free Veteran’s Day Concert featuring the Westmont Orchestra & Choir, led by Michael Shasberger, at Fess Parker Double Tree Inn, Outdoor Pavilion, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. And the amazing display and precision of a Parachute Team tie the parade and concert together when they land by the hotel adding a new wow factor to the weekend events. All events are free except the Military Ball. For more information call 259-4394 or checkwww.PCVF.org

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