VETERANS HONORED IN CHULA VISTA
On Friday, November 10, America honors its veterans. The City of Chula Vista is no exception and recognizes these brave souls in many ways.
Listed below are several upcoming events to honor veterans:
The 12th annual parade to honor our heroes past, present and future will be held on Friday, November 3, at Veterans Elementary School, 1550 Magdalena Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Commander Kelvin B. McGhee with Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego.
All ages are invited to write and decorate Veterans Day Thank-You Cards on Monday, November 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the South Branch Library, 389 Orange Avenue.
The public is invited to a Veteran's Day observance on Saturday, November 11, in Memorial Park Bowl, 373 Park Way. Hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and features guest speakers, a rifle squad, color guard and placement of the Veterans Day ceremonial wreath. A potluck at VFW Post 1211, 299 I Street, will be held immediately after the event.
A month-long Veterans Documentary Film Series every Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center Library auditorium, 365 F Street, features the following films: November 2 "Patriot Guard Rider;" November 9 "Where Soldiers Come From;" November 16 "New American Soldier;" and November 30 "When I Came Home."
In addition, Chula Vista has many permanent ways to recognize our veterans including:
Veterans Park, 785 East Palomar Street, includes a prominent “Walk of Honor” walkway paved with bricks inscribed with the names of veterans. Memorial Park, 373 Park Way, is the City’s second oldest park dating back to 1937 and is the site of the City’s Memorial Monument dedicated to armed forces dating back to World War II. The Chula Vista Public Library, 365 F Street, hosts a Veterans Wing which provides counseling space, updated veterans information and memorabilia, books and media materials. More than 84 City streets in the communities of Sunbow, McMillin and Otay Ranch are named to honor veterans.
The City of Chula Vista supports a Veterans Advisory Commission who provides advice to the City Council on matters regarding veterans. Each year, a Veteran of the Year is selected by the Commission and honored by the City.
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.
City offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, November 10, however, trash and recycling services will be provided as normally scheduled with no delays. All City offices will resume normal hours on Monday, November 13.
Chula Vista wishes to thank all veterans – past and present - for their service.