Parade and more set for Veterans Day

Nov. 10—Bakersfield celebrates its veterans throughout the year, but especially on Veterans Day.

The biggest event Saturday is the annual Veterans Day Parade, with a theme of "Veterans prepared to serve," in downtown Bakersfield.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from L and 21st streets. The parade route moves west on 21st, turns south on G Street for one block, then turns east on 20th Street, finishing up in the vicinity of 20th and P streets.

Also, American Legion Post 26, 2020 H St., hosts breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Veterans eat free. Cost for non-veterans is $8.

Following the parade, from noon to 2 p.m., lunch will be served, with burgers ($8) and tri-tip sandwiches ($15) on the menu. Veterans eat free. Donations are accepted.

The Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, 1925 Eye St., will be open for docent-led tours after the parade, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.