Veterans Day 2019
The City of Santa Clarita invited 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 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Veterans Historical Plaza, located at 24275 N. Walnut Street in Old Town Newhall.
The ceremony included 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 (POW) and those missing in action (MIA). There was 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 included 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 morning 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 Veterans Day 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.
For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at 661-250-3787.
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