City to observe two minute moment of silence, tributes by service personnel at Veteran's Day ceremonies.
The City of Santa Clarita
will host a Veteran's Day ceremony honoring our country's veterans and military
families at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Veteran's Historical Plaza
in Old Town Newhall. This ceremony will provide residents an opportunity to
join friends and neighbors in supporting our veteran's sacrifices and courage.
“To me, Veteran's Day means honoring my military brothers
and sisters who have dedicated a large part of their lives to protect our
country and its quality of life,” said Duane Harte, U.S. Navy Ret. and member of the Veteran's Historical Memorial committee. “Specifically
it's a remembrance of my Navy father and Army Air Corps father-in-law. It's
also a time to remember many friends who were shipped home from Viet
Nam. It's a day to salute those who are
currently serving in our military in both domestic and foreign posts.”
As a sign of respect for the millions who have died in war,
the Santa Clarita Veteran's Day Ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of
silence. Following the moment of silence, the ceremony will continue with the
changing of the flags which will be done by the Knights of Columbus
Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services
"On Veterans day, the city will be honoring our veterans and members of
the Armed Forces as well as their families at the Veteran's Historical
Plaza, a city facility designed to
recognize the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,"
said Mayor Bob Kellar.
Music for the ceremony will be provided by local favorites Megan Mills, Trish
Lester, and members of the Canyon High
School choir. Speakers at the event will include
Mayor Bob Kellar, who served in the Army, Father Olin Mayfield of St. Clare
Catholic Church, who is a a former Navy chaplain, Dick Jeffrey of the Santa
Clarita Valley Veteran's Memorial Committee, Rabbi Mark Blazer and Councilwoman