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Solana Beach salutes Veterans Day

SOLANA BEACH — Veteran’s Day will the celebrated twice in Solana Beach.Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 will jointly host a Veterans Day ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at the La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Ave.

A “Feathers from Heaven” dove release will occur, Camp Pendleton Young Marines will be the honor guard, and the Santa Fe Christian School Band will perform patriotic songs.

Also participating in the ceremony are Solana Beach Mayor Mike Nichols and Randy Treadway, Commander for VFW Post 5431. Special guest Speaker will be Maj. Linda Stanley. Donation information and design renderings of the proposed new Veterans Courtyard for La Colonia Park will be available for viewing.

Docents from the Civic and Historical Society will be on hand to conduct tours of the Historical Museum. For more information, call (858) 720-2453.

In addition, Santa Fe Christian School, will honor Veterans Day at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 in the school gymnasium, 838 Academy Drive. A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. Members of the military and their families, serving or have served, are invited to attend along with Santa Fe Christian School families. Captain Guy M. Lee, USN 1st Division Chaplain for the First Marine Division will be the keynote speaker. Captain Lee is based at Camp Pendleton and recently returned from a one-year tour in Afghanistan, where he was the Senior Chaplain for the Regional Command.

RSVP to Tina Burke at or call (858) 755-8900, ext. 1020.