News Release

Temple City Honors Veterans With Commemorative Celebration

Held Nov. 10, the city's annual tribute will include a flyover and community health fair. 

TEMPLE CITY, CA (Oct. 25, 2018)—More than 800 veterans call Temple City home, and Saturday, Nov. 10, is your chance to join the community in thanking them for their service.

Both military and community members alike are invited to attend the city’s annual Veterans Day celebration at Temple City Park. This year’s event will take place next to the park’s Veterans Memorial and feature speeches, an aircraft flyover and other commemorative activities.  

In addition, a community health fair organized by HealthCare Partners will begin at 9 a.m. and last throughout the event. Forty vendors—including the Temple City American Legion—will host educational booths, providing event-goers with information on topics ranging from healthy lifestyles to where veterans can access support groups.

“Temple City is proud to recognize its veterans, many of whom served in conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War,” said Mayor William Man. “These hometown heroes represent an integral aspect of our city’s history, and as they age, it becomes especially important to honor and preserve their legacies.”

Prior to the event’s opening invocation, attendees will enjoy a traditional “posting of colors” flag ceremony. Rev. Terry Keenan, a senior minister for the Santa Anita Church, will deliver the event’s formal welcome at 10:30 a.m., and immediately afterward, a formation of vintage airplanes from Global Eagle Aviation Group will perform a patriotic flyover at 10:40 a.m. in recognition of Temple City’s service members.

Guests will then hear remarks from Cmdr. Mark Tavera of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10219 and Mayor Man, with a free luncheon, live entertainment and a display of military memorabilia rounding out the day. Sponsored by HealthCare Partners, the presentation will include old uniforms, vehicles, helmets and weapons, giving curious participants a chance to interact with history.

For more information, please call the city’s parks and recreation department at (626) 579-0461.

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