PORTERVILLE, CA – Veterans will be celebrated this November at Eagle Mountain Casino with a variety of events set to take place beginning Nov. 9, 2023.
A time capsule will be sealed and placed at 9:00am as members of the Tule River Tribe commemorate 27 years of memories at the new property that opened in April off Highway 65 in Porterville next to the fairgrounds. The event is open to the public.
The Tribal Veterans Celebration will take place in the Eagle Mountain Casino Event Center from 10:00am to 6:30pm featuring a continental breakfast, flag presentation, speech by the Chairman of the Tule River Tribe Neil Peyron, veteran’s family photo opportunity, musical performances by Ray Flores and Vernon Vera, and a special comedy show by headliner JR Redwater. The Tribal Veterans Celebration in the Event Center will be open to tribal veterans and their families.
Eagle Mountain Casino will also present a Veterans Day Giveaway Kiosk Promotion from 8:00am to 10:00pm on Nov. 11. Participants that earn 150 points can swipe and play. From 12:00pm to 4:00pm, 30 winners will win a share of $15,000 in cash and prizes.
The Eagle Mountain Casino parking lot will feature over 75 banners on display of Tule River tribal members that served in the military. The veterans will each be honored with their own banner, photo, name and branch of military served.
Eagle Mountain Casino is also the presenting sponsor of the annual Veterans Day Run & Walk in downtown Porterville, and will also be participating in the 105th Annual Porterville Veterans Parade that will be held Nov. 11 on Main Street in Porterville.
To begin the November celebrations, Eagle Mountain Casino donated $15,000 to the Kern County Honor Flight for their very first Native American Honor Flight. 35 Native American veterans traveled to Washington D.C. and visited the memorials for each branch of military service. The Native American veterans also had the distinct honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.