The Veterans Day Ceremony at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.
The names of 33 honorably discharged veterans will be read and dedicated by Suzanne Breceda, Robert Menzies and Nancy Wallace.
Robert Ballesteros will be the keynote speaker, and Dean Whetstine, Cdr., US Navy, Ret., will be master of ceremonies.
Special music will be presented by the Mt. Shasta Children’s Choir under the direction of Carol Taforo. The children are in grades 2-5.
Scottish Bagpiper is Rick Hood, Taps will be played by Dr. Scott Durbin, and the Marine Corps League, Siskiyou Detachment 936, will present and retire the colors and give the gun salute.
The invocation will be given by Robert Menzies. The benediction will be by Pastor Nick Welch of Grace Community Church in Weed.
It’s suggested that those attending bring chairs. All vehicles are to park at the outer perimeter of the black top. Vehicles can drop off individuals at the seating areas. Porta-potties will be provided.
The Garden in approximately 15 miles north of Weed on US Highway 97, set at the base of Mt. Shasta. The ceremony will proceed regardless of the weather.
Sculptures in the Garden, which can be viewed on a walk or slow drive, were created by artist sculptor Dennis Smith.
Those who have not been to the Garden recently are encouraged to notice the new base at the entrance with the Peaceful Warrior on top.