This Veterans Day, Americans will come together on November 11 to celebrate our veterans. With several free events all over San Francisco, there are plenty of ways to honor our soldiers. Venues all over the city host parades and celebrations with free meals. Come out and join your local community and recognize our soldiers this Veterans Day.

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Salute To Veterans Day

Kick of Veterans Day 2018 early on Friday, November 9. The event is sponsored by Chevron and several local organizations that support veterans in the Bay Area. Learn about Richmond’s history an involvement in past war efforts and see exhibits at the Veterans Expo.

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Location: The Craneway Pavilion 1414 Harbour Way South Richmond, CA 94804

Sleep On An Aircraft Carrier

Experience living aboard the USS Hornet for a night. Eat and sleep like a sailor and get a complimentary tour of the historical ship and the aircraft onboard. Even try out a real flight simulator and test your pilot skills. The ticket includes free admission to the Veterans Day Ceremony the next morning at 11 am.

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Fee Free National Parks

This Veterans Day weekend, November 11 and 12, all fees will be waived at national parks. A perfect way to spend an afternoon without spending too much money. Take a break from the noise of the city and reflect in the beautiful natural setting of California’s incredible national parks.

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Salute to Veterans Parade

The parade begins promptly at 11 am. We recommend getting there early for a good spot. It will pass through Fisherman’s Wharf and be lead by 100 local veterans from the Bay Area motorcycle club. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, so this year’s parade will include a special tribute you won’t want to miss.

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Location: North Point Street, San Francisco