The City of Santa Clarita invites local residents to attend the Walk of Remembrance to promote safe driving and show support for families who lost loved ones in traffic-related incidents. The community walk will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, prior to the City’s annual Evening of Remembrance at the Youth Grove at Central Park.
The City of Santa Clarita’s half-acre Youth Grove memorial is dedicated to educating the community about safe driving and offers a place for reflection. Each year, the City of Santa Clarita and the Blue Ribbon Task Force host the Evening of Remembrance to help local families honor youth ages 24 and younger who lost their lives in traffic-related incidents.
“This powerful event helps to raise community awareness about the importance of responsible driving,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar. “Reckless and distracted driving is not just something that needs to be reinforced in teens, but in all residents and the Walk of Remembrance brings much needed attention to the issue.”
The Walk of Remembrance will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Evening of Remembrance ceremony at 7:15 p.m. Both events will be held at the Youth Grove at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
The Youth Grove at Central Park is now home to 102 individual pillars, each bearing a plaque with the name of a young life lost to a traffic-related incident. The pillars mimic cut tree stumps to symbolize young lives cut short on the road and they surround a central monument urging the community to “Know More” about safe driving habits and pledge that “No More” young lives will be lost behind the wheel.
For more information on the Youth Grove and the Walk of Remembrance, contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3708 or visit santa-clarita.com/BlueRibbon.