Around Town: Veterans Day Celebration

Hundreds of community  members gathered at the Veteran’s Historical Plaza last Thursday on Veterans Day to honor our nations veterans.

Among those to address the crowd was Councilmember and veteran Bob Kellar.

The National Anthem was sung amidst the backdrop of the flags of America’s armed service branches.

l-r: Mayor Laurene Weste, Tony Marincola, Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean

Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean spent time visiting with World War II veteran Tony Marincola, who was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Marincola was recently featured on the front cover of Seasons Magazine.

Part of the Veterans Day celebration was the induction of Walk of Western Stars plaques for World War II veterans Audie Murphy and Jimmy Stewart. Pictured above is Mayor Weste, Mayor Pro Tem McLean and Councilmember Laurie Ender unveiling the plaque for Audie Murphy, along some of Murphy’s relatives. Audie Murphy, besides being a movie star, was the most decorated soldier in World War II.

Movie Star James Stewart’s plaque was also inducted during the Veterans Day ceremony.

The Veteran’s Historical Plaza is located at 24275 Walnut Street in Old Town Newhall.

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