Members of Prayer Angels for the Military pose for a post-parade photo with their trophy for the Best Decorated entry.
For the Prayer Angels' entry, volunteers carried large banners showing each of the fallen warriors the Santa Clarita Valley has lost since the beginning of
America's war on terror on Sept. 11, 2001.
Holding the big trophy is Suzon Gerstel, president of the Prayer Angeles. Behind her is her husband, Dale. The parade judging co-chairs, Laurene Weste and James
McCarthy, are on the two ends. In between are the family members of Army PFC Rudy Acosta, a 19-year-old Canyon Country native who was killed by enemy fire March 19, 2011, in Afghanistan.
The uniformed solder in back served with Rudy in Germany and Afghanistan.
Watch the entire 2012 Fourth of July Parade here.
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