The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to join the Santa Clarita City Council for a special Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Historical Plaza, located at 24275 N. Walnut Street. The ceremony will honor veterans, currently-serving military, and their families and will take place rain or shine.
The ceremony will include a reading by Dale Turner as a sign of respect for those who are missing in action (MIA) or prisoners of war (POW). Following the reading, the ceremony will continue with the changing of the flags by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.
Featured local speakers include the Santa Clarita City Council, Veteran Bill Reynolds, Pastor John Shaver and Marine Corps Veteran Dick Jeffrey, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The event will also feature patriotic performances of the “National Anthem,” by The Men of Harmony, and “Proud to be an American” by local singer Bob Zachar.
“We owe so much to the honorable and heroic men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our great nation and our freedom,”commented Mayor Bob Kellar. “The City is proud to partner with other local organizations to host the Veterans Day Ceremony to remember those we’ve lost, and honor those who have so bravely vowed to protect and serve our country.”
The Veterans Day Ceremony is a partnership between the City of Santa Clarita and the Veterans’ Historical Committee, the SCV Chapter 91 Blue Star Moms, Blue Star Moms of the Canyons Chapter 82, Prayer Angels for the Military, and the Knights of Columbus.
Parking will be available at William S. Hart Park and Veterans Historical Plaza. Due to construction of the Newhall roundabout, the City is asking guests to plan ahead for traffic detours.
For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.