The Santa Clarita City Council, together with families, residents, members of the military and others, will commemorate the dedication of the bridge at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m. on the corner of Golden Valley Road and Valley Center Drive at the south end of the Fallen Warrior Memorial Bridge. The dedication event is free and open to the public.
“There is not enough that we can ever do for the families who have suffered the death of a loved one when they’ve served in the armed forces,” commented Mayor Marsha McLean. “Dedicating the Fallen Warrior Memorial Bridge to the memory of soldiers we have lost, is a way for the City of Santa Clarita to honor those men and women as well as their families for their ultimate sacrifice.”
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The City, in collaboration with members of the Gold Star Families of the Santa Clarita Valley, chose to rename this critical roadway as a respectful way to commemorate those who have lost their lives in all four branches of the armed forces including the United States Army, Marines, Air Force, and Navy.
A special memorial monument plaque will dedicated along side the bridge during the dedication ceremony, containing the names of current residents of the City of Santa Clarita who died in the line of duty while serving in the war on terrorism including Richard P. Slocum, John M. Conant, Cole W. Larsen, Stephen E. Colley, Jake W. Suter, Jose R. Flores Mejia, Dennis L. Sellen, Ian Timothy D. Gelig, Rudy A. Acosta.
The monument dedication event location is just adjacent to the bridge, at the intersection of Valley Center Drive and Golden Valley Road and is open to the public.
For more information about the Fallen Warriors Memorial Bridge Dedication, please contact the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 259-CITY (2489) or visit santa-clarita.com.