Here are Veteran’s Day-related activities for San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
One of the last surviving members of an Army-Air Force unit which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945 will visit Capistrano Valley Christian Schools to give a presentation, and the public is welcome.
Raymond Biel was with the 509th Composite Group. Of the initial 1,700 personnel who were part of 15 crews that carried out the bombing, there are fewer than 10 survivors, and the 92-year-old Biel is the only current survivor of his crew.
Time: 11:30 a.m. Friday
Place: Capistrano Valley Christian Schools’ worship center
Members of the community and all veterans and their families are invited to commemorate Veterans Day at noon Saturday at Park Semper Fi in San Clemente.
Tim Chambers, “The Saluting Marine,” Marine veteran, will serve as the honorary guest speaker. Saddleback Valley Chorale will provide musical entertainment. The Veterans Day ceremony is sponsored by The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation and the City of San Clemente
Time: noon Saturday
Place: Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi, 106 N. Alameda Lane.
A Veteran’s Day event – a ceremony and lunch – will take place on Veteran’s Day in San Juan Capistrano.
Hosted by Homefront America, the ceremony will salute local veterans. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Lunch is complimentary for veterans. Non-veterans: $5 donation. Proceeds to benefit VFW Serra Post 3801, San Juan Capistrano.
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Veterans Park, Camino Capistrano across from the El Adobe Restaurant.