Below are events  from Saturday through Monday on the Central Coast of California. If you do not see an event posted, please contact us via Facebook or Email. Both are posted below.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please click this link: Volunteer for upcoming events

“…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.” – Ronald Reagan

San Luis Obispo County

Saturday, May 29

  • Honor Flight Central Coast is hosting its annual, Vino for Vets. This years event is a raffle. To enter the raffle, please visit their website: Honor Flight – Vino for Vets
  • The Paso Robles District Cemetery will not be holding a ceremony this year. Instead, they will be hosting a avenue of flags drive thru starting Saturday and ending end of day on Memorial Day.


Monday, May 31

  • 10am – 3pm: The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum will be open
  • 11am: American Legion Post 66 will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony
  • 11am: VFW Post 2814 Memorial Day ceremony at Pine Mountain Cemetery, Atascadero. After, they will be hosting a potluck lunch.
  • 12pm: Atascadero Veterans Memorial Foundation will be hosting its ceremony at Faces of Freedom
  • 1pm: A Patriot Parade will be taking place in Nipomo to honor the Veterans located at The Oaks Senior Living Facility. For more information: 805-332-6015

Santa Barbara County

Friday, May 28

  • 1pm: American Legion Post 211 will be honoring National Poppy Day by selling poppies.
    • Location: 636 North H Street

Saturday, May 29

  • 9am: Santa Maria Veterans Honor Guard will be placing flags on Veterans graves. Event takes place at SM Cemetery
  • 9am: Santa Ynez Valley VFL Post 7139 & American Legion Post 160 will be placing flags on Veterans Graves at Mission, Chalk Hill, Pak Hill and Saint Marks Cemeteries. There will be NO cemetery ceremonies on Memorial Day

Sunday, May 30

  • Welcome Home Military Heroes is hosting is 75th Veteran Vehicle Salute in Santa Maria. For this event, they will be welcoming home a service member who just returned home from deployment.

Please click link for more details: WHMH – Upcoming Events

Monday, May 30

  • 9am: AmVets Santa Barbara Post 3 & Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1649 will be hosting its annual Memorial day ceremony at Goleta Cemetery District.
  • 11am: Memorial Day service will be held at Solvang Memorial Veterans Hall. They will be honoring 19 Santa Ynez residents that have been killed, including Staff SGT Timothy Manchester who died earlier this year. Please read his story: Remains of Texas Guardsman Killed in Kuwait Return to Santa Ynez Valley
  • 11am: Santa Maria Cemetery will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony
  • 11am: American Legion Post 534 will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at Pine Grove Cemetery in Orcutt. Event Link: Facebook – Post 543 Memorial Day

Do you know of an event on the Central Coast that is not listed? Please email Robert Tolan Jr: robertjr@welcomehomemilitaryheroes.org