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Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop events honor veterans
veterans day

On the 11th day, of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the largest war that the world had ever seen at the time came to a formal end, and Armistice Day was born.

And since 1954 the United States has used Nov. 11th as a day to celebrate those that have served their country faithfully. 

And this year local communities will be hosting their own individual ceremonies to thank veterans for the sacrifices that they made in order to protect America and its ideals around the globe. 

Here are a few Veterans Day events that are planned in the South County:

uManteca – American Legion Post 249 will be presenting a Veterans’ Day observation at Library Park on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The event is scheduled to take place on the south side of the park.

uLathrop – The City of Lathrop’s Veterans Day Committee will be presenting a special ceremony at the Veteran’s Wall at Valverde Park. The Lathrop High School JROTC will be on hand to present the colors, and Pastor Ryan Strong from Grace Community Church will deliver the invocation and Sergeant First Class Oscar Moreno is set to deliver the keynote address. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lathrop Community Center, located at 15557 Fifth Street. 

uRipon – The Ripon VFW will be presenting the Veteran’s Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Ripon Veterans Museum – located at 311 First Street. The event will include the posting of the colors, observation of the holiday, and words from local veterans. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.