The Oakmont Vets Club is excited to announce we are organizing and helping manage Oakmont’s Annual Veterans Day Recognition Event this year.
In the past, several individuals and organizations have held responsibility; not the least of which has been the Kiwanis Club, and initial Veteran Day Oakmont parade organizer Mel (and Kathy) Ruiz. But time marches on, and the renewed Oakmont Veterans Club has stepped-up to embellish the event.
Rooted in patriotism, the need for continued veteran recognition has existed since the last parade in 2016. Who better than the Vets Club in Oakmont, started by David Vogl, to take the reins. Comprised of veterans from WW2, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars & Afghanistan, could there be a better organization here to take the lead?
This year, Veterans Day on November 11th, will feature a parade, flag-waving stirring music, and a talk that befits recognition of our nation’s finest. A Sentinel from the Society of the Honor Guard Tomb of the Unknown will deliver an address. He will talk about honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of the Unknown servicemen buried on the east plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater; as well as the empty crypt dedicated to our nations missing.
This is the first announcement for our Veteran’s Day Recognition Event in 2022. Although there will be others as we get closer to November 11th, we sincerely hope you will calendar this celebration, and join in with us to celebrate, recognize, and honor our country’s veterans.