The “Lost Patrol” of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 355 presented colors during a Veterans Day event held at the Bella Vida Senior Center in Santa Clarita, Calif., Nov. 8.
A flag was raised and a wreath was placed at the flagpole’s base. Afterward, there was a patriotic singalong led by John Swinford, the center’s performing arts coordinator at the senior center. Vietnam veteran Amos Clemmons sang the national anthem.
“We’re excited to have this event, since it’s the first veterans celebration we’re having since opening the new center,” Robin Clough, Bella Vida’s coordinator of volunteers, told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “This is a great way to honor and thank our veterans.”