Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, CA will be honoring veterans this November with a series of events set to take place beginning on November 9, 2023. The Tule River Tribe will commemorate 27 years of memories at the new property with the sealing and placing of a time capsule at 9:00am. This event, which is open to the public, marks the anniversary of the property that opened in April off Highway 65 in Porterville next to the fairgrounds.
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, a speech by the Chairman of the Tule River Tribe Neil Peyron, a veteran’s family photo opportunity, musical performances by Ray Flores and Vernon Vera, and a special comedy show by headliner JR Redwater. The celebration in the Event Center will be open to tribal veterans and their families.
Additionally, 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, with 30 winners who will win a share of $15,000 in cash and prizes from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
The casino parking lot will feature over 75 banners on display of Tule River tribal members that served in the military, honoring each veteran 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 be participating in the 105th Annual Porterville Veterans Parade on Main Street in Porterville on Nov. 11.
To kick off 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, as well as laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.