Veterans Day Ceremony to Pay Respect to Those Who Have Served

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has always paused to honor Veterans Day and all of our military veterans. The Pasadena Veterans Day Committee, in collaboration with Pasadena Media, will kick off this year's ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

The ceremony will feature Brigadier General David G. Smith, who is the special assistant to the commanding general, California State Guard (CSG), California Military Department, where he supports Title 32 actions for the readiness, effectiveness, and integration of the CSG with the California Army and Air National Guard. Additionally, he is the director of the multi-billion-dollar Air Force production and flight test facility, Plant 42. CSG Chaplain Major Brenda Threatt will provide the invocation and benediction.

Mayor Victor M. Gordo and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will also speak at the ceremony. The 50-member Pasadena City College Band will play the anthems of each branch of the Armed Forces. Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums will play "Amazing Grace" in a tribute to the Gold Star families in attendance. The Blair High School Junior ROTC will provide the Honor Guard. The Condor Squadron will do a close formation low-altitude military flyover at 11:11 a.m.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are required. Please stay home if you feel sick, even if your symptoms are mild.

Viewers can access the broadcast Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on:

Charter Spectrum Channel 3
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99


OTT Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV Pasadena Media apps

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