The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to join the Santa Clarita City Council for a special Veterans Day Ceremony to honor local veterans, currently serving military and their families, at Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall on Monday, November 11, starting at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will include an opportunity to hear from Purple Heart recipient Robert Patrick Lewis, a former green beret Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, and a special reading by Robert Heinisch, as a sign of respect for prisoners of war and those missing in action.
There will also be a changing of the flags by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 355.
Other featured speakers include members of the Santa Clarita City Council, Pastor David Hegg, Rabbi Mark Blazer and Ted Olsen, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The event will also include patriotic performances of the “National Anthem” by Alesia Humphries, “Heavenly Day” by Alesia Humphries and Steve Dole, and “God Bless the USA” by John and Marina Stratton.
The ceremony is a collaboration between the city of Santa Clarita and 1st Marine Division Associates, American Legion, Post 507, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders, Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Blue Star Mothers of America, Santa Clarita Chapter #46, College of the Canyons Veterans Program, Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Elks Lodge 2379, Knights of Columbus, Prayer Angels for the Military, Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial, Inc., Santa Clarita Valley Veteran Services Collaborative, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 6885, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355, Wartime Romance and Young Marines.
Veterans Historical Plaza is located at 24275 N. Walnut Street, Old Town Newhall 91321.
For more information, contact the city’s Arts and Events Office at 661-250-3787.