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Menifee to Celebrate Veterans Day with 5K Run, Event

A 5K run and Veterans Day ceremony are planned at Menifee's Wheatfield Park.

Southwest Riverside County's city of Menifee announced it will honor United States Military veterans during a weekend-long Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10-11 at Wheatfield Park, 30627 Menifee Road at La Piedra Road.

The weekend kicks off with the second annual Veterans Day Memorial 5K Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The chip-timed race begins in Wheatfield Park and traverses an extremely rugged hill course up and over Bell Mountain. Military personnel and equipment will be on display in the park during the event.

Racers may pre-register at Active.com. All participants will receive a commemorative dog tag and race T-shirt. The race is a fund-raiser for the Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park; all entry fees will be donated for its development and ongoing maintenance. Race day registration will be available.

The weekend festivities continue at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Wheatfield Park with the city’s annual Veterans Day event. Developed in partnership with the city’s Veterans Memorial Committee, this free event features a ceremony to honor and celebrate all veterans. The Veterans Day event will feature Military equipment on display in the park. City staff has been coordinating with neighboring March Air Force Base to arrange a flyover during the event.

Families may also honor veterans and Military personnel currently serving the U.S. Armed Forces through the city’s Military Banner Program. The banners, which may include a photo, are hung from city light poles on busy Menifee streets to honor veterans and those currently serving who reside or have an immediate family member who resides in Menifee. Banners cost $100, including installation.

For more information on Veterans Day events or banners, contact Rob Johnson, senior manager of Community Improvement at Rjohnson@cityofmenifee.us or 951-672-6777.

—Submitted by city of Menifee

Bob B. October 25, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I am a veteran and I will be running, this is a great event and I hope we have a big turn out.

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