VETERANS DAY IN CHULA VISTA
On Monday, November 11, America will honor its veterans. The City of Chula Vista is no exception and recognizes our veterans in many ways throughout the year.
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 90 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 which provides input 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 also is 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 Monday, November 11, however, trash and recycling services will be provided as regularly scheduled with no delays. All City offices will resume normal hours on Tuesday, November 12.
Chula Vista wishes to thank all veterans – past and present – for their service.