Veterans Day 2012: Honor the Heroes

Milpitas Patch wants your Veterans Day stories.

This Sunday, Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, a national holiday to pay tribute to our military personnel serving or who have served in armed conflicts.

Milpitas will honor its veterans with a ceremony at City Hall at 9 a.m. Friday. This year’s ceremony features music by the Milpitas Community Concert Band and the “Veterans Remembrance Choir”. The Santa Clara County United Veterans Council presents its 94th annual Veterans Day parade in downtown San Jose at noon Sunday.

An opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The parade's grand marshal is United States Coast Guard Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft.

The South Bay Blue Star Moms will be marching in the parade alongside a military Humvee armed with stars, flags, banners and pictures of their loved ones serving our country.

There's also no school in all the districts located within Milpitas city boundaries on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans' Day. 

We're inviting military personnel from Milpitas to submit photos of their service with a short caption. If you want to add more to the caption, just share in the comments section. We look forward to your participation as we honor our nation's veterans.



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