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Every year, the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation sponsors and organizes the Military Ball and Veterans' Day Parade in Santa Barbara.  


The Military Ball was started in 1997 as a way to honor and remember veterans in the Santa Barbara area. It is a beautiful black-tie event that features a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, a keynote speaker, and swing dancing. This is a timeless tradition which honors veterans of all branches of the military in the Santa Barbara area.  The 2016 Military Ball will be held at Fess Parkers Resort on Saturday, November 12th. Scholarships are available for qualified veterans. 


The 2016 Veterans' Day Parade takes place on Sunday, November 13th, starting at 12 pm on State Street and ending at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort. All branches of the military are represented by both veterans and active duty personnel. For information regarding the 2016 Veteran's Day Parade or Military Ball, please contact the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation or email

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