Veterans Day LA: Angelenos honor Southern Californians who have served

EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County held its inaugural Veterans Day L.A. to honor Southern Californians who have served in the military.

The free event on Monday at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum featured an all-day veterans resource fair, aerial demonstrations, live music and food trucks.

Veterans Day LA included a lighting of the Coliseum's torch at 11 a.m. to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That is the exact time when an armistice was declared, ending World War I.

The event featured speeches from L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and more.

Organizers of the public event hope it becomes an annual tradition to celebrate and honor the service of veterans.

Exhibits and the resource fair opened at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies started at 10 a.m. and the event ran until 3 p.m.
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