The weekend kicks off with the second annual Veterans Day Memorial 5K run on Saturday at 8 a.m. 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 www.active.com and all participants will receive a commemorative dog tag and race t-shirt. The race is a fundraiser for the veterans memorial at Wheatfield Park with all entry fees being donated for its development and ongoing maintenance. Race day registration will be available.
The weekend festivities continue in Wheatfield Park on Sunday with the City's annual Veterans Day event beginning at 10 a.m. This free event, developed in partnership with the City's veterans memorial committee, features a ceremony to honor and celebrate all veterans. The Veterans Day event will also feature military equipment on display in the park and city staff has been coordinating with March Air Force Base to arrange a fly-over during the event.
Families may also honor veterans and military personnel currently serving the United States 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 that reside or have an immediate family member that resides in Menifee. Banners cost $100, including installation.
For more information on Veterans Day events or banners, please contact Rob Johnson, Senior Manager, Community Improvement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 672-6777.