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Veterans are remembered at the Santa Barbara Cemetery with a special ceremony

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Veterans, their families and the community are remembering those who served, with special ceremonies on the Central Coast. 

The Santa Barbara Cemetery held a traditional event on November 11 at 11 a.m. with a full program.

It was presented by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649.

Veterans of all branches were honored with special recognition and the playing of the theme song for each branch.

Live performances from the Santa Barbara Choral Society and the Prime Time Band took place.

The event included a military plane flyover and the playing of taps.

American flags lined the cemetery and are also at the gravesites of veterans.

Saturday in Santa Ynez there will be a Veterans parade at 11 a.m. downtown. It will feature dignitaries, live music and a patriotic processional.

It will be followed by festivities, food, and music at the Maverick.

For more information go to : Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation.

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