Veterans Day


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Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1100 hours

Join El Dorado County veterans, their families and citizens at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument (360 Fair Lane, Placerville) to honor those who served the cause of freedom.

Memorial Day - 2016 - -23

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 Event includes:

  • Honor guard of veterans
  • Parade of flags led by El Dorado County Veterans organizations and youth service organizations
  • Color guard
  • National Anthem with flyover of WWII Warbirds including a missing man formation
  • Invocation and Benediction by veteran ministers and chaplains
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by Veterans Organizations
  • Recognition of the Armed Services
  • Keynote address
  • Presentation of Veteran of the Year
  • Dedication of a bench honoring Nisei veterans
  • Patriotic choral songs by the Ponderosa High School Chorus
  • Wreath presentation
  • Three-volley salute by honor guard
  • Taps

Veteran of the Year

2010 – Larry Hyder (USA)

2011 – Jacob Parsons (USN)

2012 –Philip Houseworth (USA)

2013 – Richard Buchanan (USMC)

2014 – Brandon Ericsson (USA)

2015 – Joe Whiten (USA)

2016 – Tim Thompson (USA)

2017 – Bill Schultz (USN)

2018 – Wally Richardson (USN)