Thank you for your coverage of the Memorial Day ceremony this past Monday, presented by the Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary AND the Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial Inc. The 11 members of this committee meet throughout the year planning the event, arranging for principal speakers, musicians, military units, flight squadrons, etc.
The committee also solicits contributions (the flyovers are not free), and the donation of time for stage construction and other visual elements. (Thank you Brian Bovert of BBS Carpenter Shop!) The committee also contacts and organizes the many Scout troops that place the 7,000 flags on veterans’ graves the Saturday before Memorial Day.
I invite The Signal newspaper to participate in publicizing this event PRIOR to Memorial Day rather than simply a nice article after the fact.
Jerry Rhodes, Canyon Country