Several events are planned around the Coachella Valley Monday and Tuesday to mark Veterans Day, which falls on Tuesday.
Local businesses and organizations are offering Veterans Day specials. The Living Desert in Palm Desert will give veterans and active-duty service members with identification 50 percent off admission, food and drinks
Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella will serve a free breakfast for veterans and active-duty service members with ID and club card from 6 to 11 a.m. on Veterans Day at the casino’s Cafe Capitata.
Executive Car Wash in Palm Desert, 77960 Country Club Drive, will honor veterans by giving free, full-service car washes with coffee and doughnuts to all veterans from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
12:30 p.m. Monday – College of the Desert’s Student Veterans
Organization will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the campus’s amphitheater, 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert.
2 p.m. Monday – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus will
host a Veterans Day ceremony and open its Veterans Success Center at 37-500 Cook St.
10 a.m. Tuesday – the Palm Springs Cemetery District will hold a
Veterans Day remembrance ceremony at Desert Memorial Park, 31-705 Da Vall Drive in Cathedral City.
11 a.m. Tuesday – Palm Desert honors the sacrifices of those who have served in our nation’s military at a Veterans Day ceremony at Civic Center Park, 73510 Fred Waring Drive.
10 a.m. Tuesday – The city of Indian Wells will hold its annual
Veterans Day ceremony, including the unveiling of names of Indian Wells veterans newly inscribed at the Eisenhower Walk of Honor at City Hall, 44-950 Eldorado Drive.
3:30 p.m. Tuesday – The city of Palm Springs will hold its 18th
annual Veterans Day parade, followed by a concert and fireworks at Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. The parade starts at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the event.
The Rotary Club of Cathedral City’s Healing Field, an annual tribute
to fallen soldiers in Patriot Park in Cathedral City, is open until Saturday. More than 5,000 flags bearing the name, age, rank and branch of people who have died while serving in the military since Sept. 11, 2001, are placed in the park at Date Palm and Dinah Shore drives. Volunteers remove the flags after the closing ceremony, which is scheduled for noon Saturday.