Ceremony is presented by the American Legion Post 739, Indio.
Coachella, CA: The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District (CVPCD), in partnership with the American Legion Post 739, Indio, is inviting members of the public to join them on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. to commemorate Veterans Day.
The annual ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial located at the center of the cemetery. Events will include a traditional Honor Guard salute, remarks by elected officials, a benediction, and singing of the National Anthem. The event will be presided over by Master of Ceremonies, Ernesto Rosales, Chair of the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District Board of Trustees.
“This event is an important occasion for our community to gather and honor the service of all Veterans, including the many that served from right here in our valley,” says Rosales. “The Veterans Memorial located in our cemetery pays tribute to that service all year, but we are especially thankful to honor it on this very special day.”
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
The CVPCD Veterans Day event is free to attend. The event is located at 82-925 Avenue 52, Coachella. Seating and shade will be provided. For more information about the event, contact the CVPCD at (760) 398-3221.