City Honors Local Veterans at Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
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 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Veterans Historical Plaza, located at 24275 N. Walnut Street.
The ceremony will include a special reading by Robert Heinisch as a sign of respect for those who are missing in action (MIA) or prisoners of war (POW) and an opportunity to hear from veteran Major Janelle Percy, United States Air Force. There will also be changing of the flags by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and Vietnam Veterans of America.
Other featured speakers include the Santa Clarita City Council, Rabbi Mark Blazer, Donna Deutchman from Habitat for Heroes, and Duane Harte, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The event will also include patriotic performances of the “National Anthem” and “God Bless the USA” by Alesia Humphries and “America the Beautiful” by Men of Harmony.
The Veterans Day Ceremony is a collaboration between the City of Santa Clarita and American Family Funding, American Legion, Post 507, American Legion Auxiliary, Back to the War Zone, Blue Star Dads, Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons Chapter #82, College of the Canyons Veterans Program, Congressman Steve Knight’s Office, Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Elks Lodge 2379, Homes for Heroes, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Moose Lodge, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Optimists Club, Prayer Angels for the Military, Rotary Club, Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial, Inc., Soroptimists Club, The Soldiers Project, V.EW. Post 6110, V.EW. Post 6885, Vietnam Veterans of America, Wartime Romance and 1st Marine Division Associates.
For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact Mike Fleming with the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3777.