The City of Pasadena will pause to celebrate Veterans Day and honor all of the military veterans. The Pasadena Veterans Day Committee will kick off the event on Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am, at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
By News Desk
This year’s event will feature special guest speaker Captain Jessica O’Brien, Commanding Officer at Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach. 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.
The program includes a color guard display from Blair Army JROTC, a performance by the Pasadena Scots, and live music from Blair High School.
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. A Condor Squadron flyover is scheduled for 11:11 am, generously sponsored by the office of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Viewers can watch the broadcast live on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 am on: KPAS TV, Charter Spectrum Channel 3, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or online.
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