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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CHULA VISTA VETERAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Chula Vista’s 2018-19 Veteran of the Year Award. Military veterans who are City residents or who work in the City of Chula Vista are eligible for the award selected by the Veterans Advisory Commission. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2018. For more information and to submit an application, please visit https://bit.ly/2LOLUyE.
The City of Chula Vista has many permanent ways to recognize its veterans including Veterans Park, at 785 East Palomar Street, which hosts a prominent “Walk of Honor” walkway paved with bricks inscribed with the names of veterans; Memorial Park, 373 Park Way, the City’s second oldest park dating back to 1937 and is the site of the City’s Memorial Monument dedicated to armed forces; a Veterans Wing in the Civic Center Library at 365 F Street, which provides counseling space, updated veterans information and memorabilia, books and media materials; and more than 92 City streets in the communities of Sunbow, McMillin and Otay Ranch are named to honor veterans.
Chula Vista is also home to the Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista, one of eight dedicated Veterans Homes in California. The 400-bed long-term care facility provides care to veterans in three areas: independent living, licensed residential, and skilled nursing care.
In addition, membership to the Chula Vista Veterans Advisory Commission will be open in July. Members must be a veteran and resident of Chula Vista and provide advice to the City Council on matters directly relating to veterans. Some duties include promoting and assisting on Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day observations, encouraging patriotism and interest in flag etiquette, discussing issues relating to military veterans and more. The board is composed of seven members appointed to four-year terms on a staggered basis.