The first event is Saturday:
Turlock Veterans Day Celebration and Car Show
WHERE: East Main Street between Center and Palm streets
HOW MUCH: Free; 535-7542 or 277-6344
DETAILS: Organizers said the event will include a full color guard ceremony, a 21-gun salute and talks by Mayor John Lazar and Coast Guard Reserve Rear Adm. Mike Seward. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The following events are Sunday:
A Thank You to Veterans
WHERE: Main Street, Escalon
HOW MUCH: Parade, free; barbecue, $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12; 838-3050 or 838-7706
DETAILS: Parade on Main Street in Escalon, followed by a ceremony and a chicken barbecue dinner at the Masonic Hall
WHEN: Parade, 10 a.m.; ceremony, 11 a.m.; barbecue, 12:30 p.m.
Livingston Veterans Day Parade
WHERE: Downtown Livingston
HOW MUCH: Free; $4 lunch, 394-2059
DETAILS: After the parade, homemade soups and bread will be available at the Veterans Memorial Building, Seventh and Peach streets. Presented by Livingston/Delhi Veterans of Foreign Wars 8327 and Ladies Auxiliary.
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Merced Veterans Day Parade
WHERE: Parade will begin at West Main and G streets and end at Courthouse Park.
HOW MUCH: Free; 385-7588
DETAILS: Presented by the Merced County Veterans Council
WHEN: 11 a.m. ceremony at Courthouse Park; 1 p.m. parade
Gustine Veterans Day
Program and Parade
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Hall, Gustine; 145 Fifth St.
HOW MUCH: Free; 204-2959
DETAILS: Parade will form at South Avenue, go north on Fifth to Veterans Hall for assembly and flag raising.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. parade; noon lunch
Modesto Veterans Day Parade
WHERE: Parade will begin at 10th and F streets and end at 12th and
HOW MUCH: Free; 558-7380
DETAILS: Open to all veterans
WHEN: Parade at 10:15 a.m.; 2 p.m, veterans tribute in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at the Gallo Center for the Arts, $3
Ceres Veterans Day Dinner
WHERE: American Legion Hall, Ninth and Lawrence streets
HOW MUCH: $15 single; $20 couple
DETAILS: Proceeds will go toward mental health services for returning war veterans. For tickets, call Suzie at 668-9710 or Norma at 577-0369.
WHEN: 5 to 11 p.m.
Atwater Veterans Day Service
WHERE: Atwater Memorial Hall, Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue
HOW MUCH: Ceremony, free; dinner, $10 per person
DETAILS: Guest speaker is Atwater Police Chaplain Manuel Reyes. A steak dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. The cost is $10 per person. Tickets will be available at the door. The Veterans Hall will open at 10 a.m. with coffee and donuts available. For more information, call Richard Taylor, 358-9637.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Honoring the Veterans
WHERE: Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue in Atwater
DETAILS: The service is put on by the Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9946 and Ladies Auxiliary.
WHEN: Begins at 11 a.m.
And on Monday:
Memorial Plaques Unveiled
WHERE: Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St.
HOW MUCH: Free
DETAILS: The city will unveil six memorial plaques honoring men killed in action during World War II and the Vietnam War. The men to be honored are Marine Pfc. George H. Bates and Ensign Homer Damirgian, U.S. Naval Reserve, who died in World War II; and Army Spc.
Kenneth L. Breshears, Army Spc. Donald L. Chaney, Army Pfc. Mario A. Cisneros and Marine Pfc. Jimmy D. Jordan, who all perished in the Vietnam War. After the ceremony, a special showing of a 2007 documentary featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds precision jet demonstration squadron will be shown at Galaxy Theatre, 2525 Patterson Road, Riverbank.
WHEN: 10 a.m.