Monday, September 30, 2013

PASADENA, CA   October 1, 2013     Pasadena’s annual Veterans Day has moved to a new location. This year’s ceremony will be held in front of Pasadena City Hall, at Centennial Plaza, located at 100 North Garfield, Pasadena CA 91101, on Monday, November 11, 2013, from  10:00 a.m. to 11:11 a.m. 

"This year, we are featuring the Pasadena Community College program, which is the number one program in California for returning veterans from the Long Wars," said John Watkins, the committee chair.

Committee member Bill Thomson, a former Pasadena mayor and present PCC Trustee, has arranged for the PCC Pep Band to play.

“We will focus on our youngest veterans, those who have served during the Long Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said committee member and former Pasadena mayor, Bill Paparian.

Speakers will include Sheriff Lee Baca, a Marine veteran, and PCC professor Harold Martin, with an invocation by Lt.Col. (Rabbi) Gilbert Kollin USAF (ret) of Pasadena Jewish Temple. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 446 (Pasadena) will provide dessert.

Committee member Leonard Torres, a Marine veteran explained, “We want to honor all who have served. By 2015, there will be over 2 million young civilians who are veterans of these Long Wars.”

The ceremony will conclude with a fly by at 11:11 a.m.  For more information, see , @PasVetsDay2013 on Twitter, or Pasadena Veterans Day, 2013 on Facebook.
Anita Susan Brenner, Esq. (626)792-3175
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