The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to commemorate the national day of honoring America’s veterans at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the century – aka this Friday – at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall.
“Veterans Day is an annual holiday that gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. We are proud to partner with other local organizations to honor and support the men and women who have served our country at our Veterans Day Ceremony,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.
The Santa Clarita Veterans Day Ceremony will begin with a reading by J. D. Kennedy to show respect for those who are missing in action or prisoners of war. Following the reading, the City’s Veterans Day 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.
The ceremony will include addresses by local speakers including Santa Clarita City Councilmembers, Captain Ed Colley, Pastor John Shaver and Navy Veteran Duane Harte, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The event will also feature patriotic performances by the Little Ladiez, who recently appeared on the Fox Show the X-Factor, and local singer Gayle La Rone.
Rain or shine, the Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 11. The Veterans Historical Plaza is located at located at 24275 Walnut Street. For more information call the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.