Patriotic Christmas Tree Lighting honors military

By Dan Watson

Last update: Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Ornaments bearing the names and photos of members of the military hang on the lighted tree at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Ornaments bearing the names and photos of members of the military hang on the lighted tree at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
The Valencia High School Chamber Choiroo sing Christmas carols at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
The Valencia High School Chamber Choir sing Christmas carols at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines place a wreath for fallen veterans at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines place a wreath for fallen veterans at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Boy Scout Justin Hamilton, 9, salutes with U.S. Marine veteran Dick Jeffrey as Hamilton leads the dozens of attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday.  Dan Watson/The Signal
Boy Scout Justin Hamilton, 9, salutes with U.S. Marine veteran Dick Jeffrey as Hamilton leads the dozens of attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Patriotic Christmas Tree Lighting honors military

Ornaments bearing the names and photos of members of the military hang on the lighted tree at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Ornaments bearing the names and photos of members of the military hang on the lighted tree at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Ornaments bearing the names and photos of members of the military hang on the lighted tree at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
The Valencia High School Chamber Choiroo sing Christmas carols at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
The Valencia High School Chamber Choir sing Christmas carols at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines place a wreath for fallen veterans at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines place a wreath for fallen veterans at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Boy Scout Justin Hamilton, 9, salutes with U.S. Marine veteran Dick Jeffrey as Hamilton leads the dozens of attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday.  Dan Watson/The Signal
Boy Scout Justin Hamilton, 9, salutes with U.S. Marine veteran Dick Jeffrey as Hamilton leads the dozens of attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the 11th annual Military Tree Lighting at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

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Dan Watson

Dan Watson

Dan Watson, Director of Photography, has worked in community news on many local newspapers for decades and has worked at The Santa Clarita Signal for a combined total of 13 years.