12th Annual Pride of the Nation
"A nation that does not honor its
heroes will not long endure."
- Abraham Lincoln
The Antelope Valley's Official Armed Forces Day Celebration
Saturday, May 16, 2015
H.W. Hunter Pavilion - AV Fairgrounds
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hosted this year by the students of Operation All The Way Home, Pride of the Nation is the Antelope Valley’s official Armed Forces Day celebration. This local tradition brings together community members, civic leaders, veterans, and active-duty military personnel for an inspiring evening honoring all who have served in the United States Armed Forces, past and present. The theme of this year’s event is “Honoring Service and Sacrifice.”
This very special Antelope Valley tradition includes a tribute ceremony honoring all military personnel and veterans, an exquisite full-course dinner buffet, dancing and entertainment by the 22-piece “Antelope Valley Jazz Ensemble,” displays, souvenir programs, door prizes, and keynote speaker, Rick Seaman, Hollywood Stuntman, Stunt Driver, and U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran.