The City of Chula Vista will honor and celebrate those who serve and have served our country by dedicating names to the City’s “Walk of Honor” on Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Veterans Park located at 785 East Palomar Street in Chula Vista.
“As a daughter of a veteran, I’m honored to give tribute to those who are serving our country and the approximately 20,000 veterans who call Chula Vista home,” said Mayor Cheryl Cox. “All are welcome to be a part of this memorable event, an important part of America’s history.”
Forty-two names will be added to the “Walk of Honor.” The prominent walkway is paved with bricks inscribed with names of veterans, active duty personnel and reservists. The agenda includes the Presentation of Colors by Chula Vista VFW Post 2111, guest speaker Gene Pellerin, Chair of the Chula Vista Veteran’s Advisory Commission and TAPS played by resident John M. Blakely.
The public will have an opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks at the event. Each brick bears the name of one veteran, active duty military personnel or reservists and their respective branch of service. The minimum contribution for a single brick is $100. All net proceeds from the commemorative Brick by Brick campaign will benefit the programs of the Friends of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation, including youth basketball, the Learn to Swim program and the Fun, Fit Free program for area children.