The city of Santa Clarita honors veterans, currently-serving military and their families in a special Veterans Day ceremony on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall.
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Featured 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 performances of the the national anthem and other patriotic songs by local artists.
The ceremony will include a reading by Dale Turner honoring those who are missing in action or prisoners of war. The Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices will continue the ceremony with a changing of the flag.
“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,”said 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 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.
For more information about the Veterans Day ceremony, contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.
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Source: Santa Clarita News