LARC NEWS Posted: 10/12/2019 11:25:40 PM


              Los Alamitos Race Course will host its inaugural Honoring Our Veterans Night At The Races featuring free admission, family friendly activities, live racing and more on Saturday evening, November 9 starting at 5 p.m.


The patriotic-themed evening designed for families and the community at large will honor select veterans from the region and be filled with all the pomp and circumstance befitting these heroes.  The evening’s festivities will kick off with the pageantry of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Honor Guard accompanied by the unfurling of an oversized U.S. Flag provided by Sunburst Youth Academy with accompanying music by a brass quartet from the 40th ID Band. A special tribute will also be given to the American Legion celebrating 100 years, along with recognition for each branch of the military.


The event will also have static displays of military vehicles, equipment and historical timepieces, photo opportunities for veterans through the Faces of Freedom project, exhibits featuring the California Guard Military Museums and Veterans Photography Project, inspirational rock painting with OCRocks USA plus a variety of service agencies providing information to veterans and active military personnel.  There will be live music throughout the evening. 


Military and community families will enjoy the added entertainment of pony rides, face painting, and carnival-type games – all for free - until 9 p.m.  The evening will include a full evening of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing. 


            “We are excited and humbled at the same time to have the wonderful opportunity to honor our military veterans who have given so much to our country,” said Orlando Gutierrez, the marketing director at Los Alamitos Race Course. “We invite the entire community to join us for what should be a great celebration of our Veterans.”


Los Alamitos Race Course has been a part of the community in Orange County since 1947. The racing oval located in Cypress, California now conducts year-round night racing and will offer daytime Thoroughbred racing for two weeks starting on December 5. Follow Los Alamitos Race Course on Twitter and Instagram @losalracing and on Facebook @losalamitosracecourse. For more information on Honoring Our Veterans At A Night At The Races, please call 714-820-2800 or visit




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