Friday (November) 11-11-11:11 A.M. 

Big Bear Valley’s Veterans Day 2016 recognition ceremony in honor of all United States Military Veterans will be Friday November 11th at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake.

Opening the morning traditional observance will be the Color Guard entrance march of a combination of local Veterans from all U.S. Armed Services.

Participants in the ceremony will be Lieutenant Colonel Henry Peralez, City of Big Bear Lake Mayor David Caretto and guest speaker U.S. Army Colonel Sidney Melton. Colonel Melton is Commander of the 916th Support Brigade at Fort Irwin, California. 

Several World War II Veterans are expected to attend and participate in the festivities. 

Again as in previous Veterans celebrations, vocal teacher Diane Sloan Kubeja will include high school students with their musical contribution. The young singers, the Voices of Males will treat the Veterans, their families and friends with familiar patriotic renditions beginning with the national anthem, Star Spangled Banner, followed by America The Beautiful and God Bless America.

Friday morning’s recognition of our country’s Veterans will not be lengthy but welcomes everyone from all areas and all states throughout the United States. 

The Big Bear Lake American Legion Post #584 is hosting a casual Hamburgers & Polish Sausage Dogs Lunch for $8.00 per plate, for those who want to join friends for a pleasant afternoon.

The American Legion Post #584 is located in Big Bear Lake at 41606 Big Bear Boulevard and Crane Avenue.  Please call 909-866-4845, for more information. 

By E T Russell November 2016   




Lieutenant Colonel Henry Peralez

Chaplain of the Big Bear Lake American Legion Post #584

U.S. Marine James Lona

Commandant of Marine Corps League Detachment  #1038

Service Officer of the Big Bear Lake Legion Post #584