Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day at Memorial Park

Today is Veterans Day. There was a very nice ceremony at Pasadena's Memorial Park.

A color guard was comprised of Junior ROTC members from high schools in Pasadena.


Other PUSD JROTC members representing three military branches stood by.




The John Muir High School choir performed.


Congressman Adam Schiff was among the speakers.


I didn't want to disturb this veteran who was having a private moment at the park's Pasadena Vietnam Memorial.


The Civil War Memorial is just north of the Vietnam Memorial.


At exactly 11:11 a.m. there was a flyover by the Condor Squadron of World War II vintage aircraft.


Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the echoing "Taps" by two buglers at opposite ends of the park. This is an extremely moving moment every year but I had to get back to City Hall. If anyone else took a photo of one or both of the buglers, please let me know and I'll post it here with a credit.

3 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Thanks for this Vet Day posting, and the service of your late father & all veterans.

Petrea said...

Thanks for an excellent post.

TAMMY said...

My coworker & I ran to the window when we heard the planes flying overhead. Very neat! Too bad we couldn't be at the park for the ceremonies.