Santa Barbara commemorated Veterans Day on Sunday with an annual parade down State Street accompanied by a flyover of more than a dozen military aircraft.
Sponsored by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library, the parade paid tribute to past and present members of U.S. armed forces.
Retired Air Force Col. John Fer served as the parade’s grand marshal. A native of Hemet and a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Fer was shot down over Vietnam on Feb. 4, 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war until his release on March 4, 1973.
As a holiday, Veterans Day will be observed Monday. The following public services will be affected:
» Public elementary, junior high and high schools will be closed.
» Most government buildings will be closed.
» There will be no U.S. Postal Service delivery and post office branches will be closed.
» Major banks will be closed.
» All Santa Barbara MTD buses will operate on Saturday schedules Monday. Coastal Express Limited buses do not operate on Saturdays and will not run. Click here for more information, or call 805.963.3366.