Veterans Historical Plaza holds seventh annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting

by Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer 300 views0

Many people came out to the tree lighting ceremony in Newhall to honor and support veterans as well as current active members serving in the military.

Guest speakers included Vietnam veterans and other speakers to share and remind everyone how much veterans and active military service members are supported and loved.

Member of Veterans Memorial Committee Sharon Ventrice has a passion for anyone who serves our country and supports our freedom. “We just make sure that we honor the military in this valley,” Ventrice said.  “This is one of the visual ways that we can do it.”

Oscar Rogel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in city of Santa Clarita, Oscar Rogel is a full time student at College Of The Canyons, and has a full time job. Oscar is on his way to being the first in his family to earn his AA degree. He is currently enrolled in the MEA 225 class to continue to improve his skills in all areas to one day work for a Television News or Radio Station. Oscar has some nice experience when it comes to being in front of crowd or being asked to get a job done. From 2004 to 2010 Oscar served in United States Marines Corps where he was a Motarman for his Marine reserve unit and in 2009 deployed overseas to Iraq. In between that time frame Oscar also continued to take classes at C.O.C. and discovering a passion for music learning how to play guitar and bass and being part of a few bands along the way playing a couple of live shows. He has had experience with doing some work with SCVTV and interning at KHTS radio. In the end Oscar Rogel brings discipline, patience, a hard work ethic, and a eagerness to learn more to improve his skills.

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