|Monday, November 11, is when American honors its veterans. The City of Chula Vista is no exception and recognizes these brave souls in many ways. Although all City offices and facilities will be closed on November 11, Chula Vista has many permanent ways to recognize our veterans.
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. In addition, over 84 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 six dedicated Veterans Homes in California. The 400-bed long-term care facility provides care to veterans in three avenues: independent living, licensed residential, and skilled nursing care.
On Friday, November 8, at 10 a.m. there will be a celebration honoring veterans and military families at Veterans Elementary School, 1550 Magdalena Avenue, following a brief parade around the school featuring veterans.
Southwestern College will be having an open house for their new Veterans Resource Center, on November 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 345. The new Center will serve as a counseling and technological resource for the over 1,000 student veterans attending the school. Then on Thursday, November 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will have a Veteran’s Day ceremony on the Veteran’s Glen patio located in front of the Academic Success Center.
The City of Chula Vista also 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.
Trash and recycling services will be provided as normally scheduled with no delays, and the Household Hazardous Waste facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, and Saturday, November 9. All City offices will resume normal hours on Tuesday, November 12. Chula Vista wishes to thank all veterans for their service.
Posted: October 28, 2013