The City of Oxnard Celebrates Veterans Day With a Parade and Ceremony on November 11, 2018

Oxnard, California. – On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., the community is invited to attend a free Veterans Day parade and ceremony to honor the sacrifices made by those who have served our country.

The parade will start at the corner of Ninth Street and C Street before ending at Plaza Park at approximately 11 a.m. Featured parade participants include: Congresswoman Julia Brownley, the American Legion Riders Chapter 48, Oxnard Cub Scouts Pack 3251, Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County Color Guard and the Hueneme High School NJROTC. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is SGT. Major Martin “Marty” Vasquez, Retired. Executive Director, 1st Marine Division Association, born in Santa Paula, California.

The following streets will be closed from 8-11 a.m. for the parade:
• Ninth Street from A to C streets
• Fourth Street from B to C streets
• B Street from Fourth to Fifth streets
• North Fifth Street from B to C streets

At 11:11 a.m., the ceremony will begin promptly at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St. This year’s special guest speakers are:

■ Captain Rafael Miranda, USN Commanding Officer, Construction Battalion Training Center, Port
Hueneme; and
■ Mr. Calvin Youngblood, USN Veteran of Beirut Lebanon

All Veterans are invited after the ceremony for a FREE Jersey Mike’s sandwich and/or hot dog upon registration. Operation Gratitude seeks to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities. Veterans will also be able to receive a free Operation Gratitude Package while supplies last.

All county public transit operators including Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD),, and the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC),, will provide free bus rides on  Nov. 11, to U.S. veterans who present valid military identification upon boarding. Valid identification includes Veterans identification cards issued by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs and the veterans designation listed on licenses/identification cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. GCTD and VCTC buses will operate on their regular schedules during the holiday.

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