As Veterans Day nears, Menifee has committed to honoring its U.S. veterans now and throughout the year with banners that will fly high for all to see.
The 30” x 90” banners are available for purchase to Menifee residents who wish to honor their family members who are currently deployed or veterans who have served the country, said Menifee Senior Manager, Community Improvement Rob Johnson.
Residents have four different designs from which to choose and cost is $100.
Johnson said that resident Lesa Sobek was the first to bring the idea forward for Menifee after seeing a similar effort in the city of Chino.
The banners are part of a full weekend of activities planned in Menifee to honor United States military veterans.
A Veterans Day celebration is planned Nov. 10-11 at Wheatfield Park, located at 30627 Menifee Road.
The weekend kicks off with the second annual Veterans Day Memorial 5K run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The chip-timed race begins in Wheatfield Park and will span a rugged hill course up and over Bell Mountain. Racers are invited to pre-register at www.active.com and all participants will receive a commemorative dog tag and race T-shirt.
The race is a fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park with all entry fees being donated for its development and ongoing maintenance. Race day registration will be available.
Military personnel and equipment will be on display in the park during the event.
The weekend festivities continue in Wheatfield Park on Sunday, Nov. 11 with the City’s annual Veterans Day event beginning at 10 a.m.
This free event, developed in partnership with the city’s Veterans Memorial committee, features a ceremony to honor and celebrate all veterans. The Veterans Day event will also feature military equipment on display in the park and city staff has been coordinating with March Air Force Base to arrange a fly-over during the event.
For more information on Veterans Day events or banners, please contact Rob Johnson, Senior Manager, Community Improvement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-672-6777.