Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 218 participated in the 2019 Santa Barbara (Calif.) Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 9. Sponsored by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF), the parade featured WWII vehicles, heroes from all branches of the military, community groups, local businesses, marching bands and more.
Santa Barbara’s 7th Annual Salute to Vets benefit followed at the Carriage and Western Art Museum. The event featured a barbecue lunch, live music, a pinup girls contest, vendors and a silent auction, as well as a flyover by the Condor Squadron in vintage airplanes. Proceeds from the event will go toward veterans’ programs.