The City of South San Francisco Honors and Salutes Veterans

South San Francisco, CA  November 5, 2021 Press Release

As Veterans Day approaches, South San Francisco thanks all veterans for their service and sacrifice in defense of our Country. “Veterans Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the commitment and sacrifice of our local, state, and national military heroes,” says South San Francisco Mayor Mark Addiego. “It is a day commemorating and honoring generations of past and present military service members and their families.”


To commemorate our Veterans, the City has the following events planned:
  • The City of South San Francisco and local businesses are honoring its veterans with A Salute to Our Veterans by displaying American flags along Grand Avenue while local businesses are offering special discounts and/or services to Veterans who show their Military/Veteran ID card or a Veteran memento for verification. For a list of participating businesses, please visit
  • This Thursday, November 11, the City has partnered with Royal Pin Donuts, 551 El Camino Real in South San Francisco, to provide free donuts if you’re a veteran (up to ½ dozen). Stop by Royal Pin Donuts between 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.!
  • Letters of Gratitude. The month of November, stop by our Grand and Main Libraries to read the thank you hearts from children in our after-school programs. Got a message for our veteran? We encourage you to fill out a heart and post it at the library thanking a veteran for their service and sacrifice.
  • Veterans can also swim free Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13 at the Orange Memorial Park Swimming Pool, located at 1 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, California


Visit the Veterans Resource Center at the SSF Library
The center provides assistance by trained volunteers who can connect veterans and their families to benefits and resources. Meet one-on-one with trained volunteers who will connect you to organizations, agencies, and library materials that will assist you with:
  • Transitioning from military to civilian life
  • Finding jobs
  • Surviving change
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • Managing post-traumatic stress disorders.
For more information, visit the Veteran’s Resource Center website.
“To all Veterans, you have made not only South San Francisco and California proud, but the whole of our great nation,” adds Mayor Addiego. “We thank you for serving with valor and without hesitation to preserve our freedoms.”
In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead – but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime
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