PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has always paused to honor Veterans Day and celebrate all of our military veterans. The Pasadena Veterans Day Committee will kick off the event on Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m., at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
This year’s event will feature special guest speaker Captain Jessica O’Brien, Commanding Officer at Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach. Prior to her arrival at Seal Beach, she served as the Deputy Branch Head at Security Cooperation and Posture for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. Originally from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Captain O’Brien graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Oceanography and holds a master’s degree in Military Studies. During her 25-year career, she has served on a variety of surface ships and shore installations including as a Division Officer aboard USS Anchorage (LSD 36), Operations Officer aboard USS McClusky (FFG 41), Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer for Amphibious Squadron THREE, and Executive Officer and later Commanding Officer of Beachmaster Unit ONE.
Attendees can enjoy activities for children, free hot dogs served by Pasadena Fire Fighters Local 809, an exhibit from California State Guard, Military Museum, Martin Severance Chapter, NSDAR and the 2D Battalion, 23D Marines, and an information booth by U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Veteran Peer Access Network.
Seating begins at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. which includes a color guard display from Blair Army JROTC, a performance by the Pasadena Scots, live music from Blair High School and a Condor Squadron flyover is scheduled for 11:11 a.m. generously sponsored by the office of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Viewers can access the broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. on:
KPAS TV, Charter Spectrum Channel 3, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99