Armed Forces Day
“United in Strength”
Saturday, May 21, 2011
If you’re in SCV and looking for something to do this Saturday in celebration of Armed Forces Day, check this out! This Saturday, May 21, beginning at 11 a.m there will be a special Santa Clarita Valley Armed Forces Day Festival. The Friends of Hart Park, along with several SCV Veteran organizations will be hosting a great Festival at Hart Park in Newhall. South 40 Country, Guitar Merchant and Revival will be performing live music and a BBQ is being provided by the Sons of the Legion. The SCV Young Marines will be hosting an obstacle course and the American Legion Riders are hosting a motorcycle contest. Following the festival is a candle light vigil hosted by Prayer Angels for the Military at Veterans Historical Plaza at sundown. Cost is $10 and ticket purchase allows all access to event activities, two BBQmeals and two raffle tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the College of the Canyons Veteran office, Newhall American Legion and the Canyon Country VFW Post 6885 prior to the event. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. Prayer Angels for the Military will be accepting donations for care packages being sent to SCV deployed men and women. Guests who donate will be given 1 extra raffle ticket.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.
Matt Gregory and his Gregory Real Estate Group wish to extend a great big “THANK YOU” to all our amazing men and women serving in the Military. Thank you for everything you do! We sincerely appreciate the tremendous sacrifices you make to help insure our freedom, liberty and way of life.