Thousands of veterans, their families and supporters descended on the Orange County fairgrounds Tuesday to celebrate Veterans Day.
The second annual Costa Mesa event, dubbed “Veterans + Labor: Partners in Service,” featured free hot dogs, music and booths offering veterans-related information.
“We are free, and every vet here who we honor today stood up and fought for it,” said Nick Berardino, a Marine veteran and member of the Orange County Fair Board. “That’s why we’re able to stand here today. And thank God for the young men and women who are continuing to serve.”