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Posted on: November 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Help us honor our own at Temple City’s Veterans Day Celebration

On November 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the City of Temple City will host a Veterans Day celebration to recognize and thank the 1,100 Armed Forces veterans who make Temple City their home.

As part of the program at Temple City Park, Mayor Tom Chavez and the City Council will individually recognize each veteran. (Local veterans are encouraged to notify the City at the number below so their name is included on the list.) “It’s an honor to stand among these brave veterans,” said Chavez. “And a privilege to honor their service.”

The event will also include the Posting of Colors, a vintage aircraft flyover, musical entertainment by the Temple City High School Brighter Side Singers and a free fried chicken lunch.

The guest speaker is Temple Citian Harold Martin, a Vietnam War veteran who served an additional 20 years in the Army National Guard and Reserves. Now a psychology professor at Pasadena City College, he founded its Veterans Club and remains an advisor. Martin also teaches a “Boots to Books” course that helps returning veterans readjust to civilian life, which was recently featured on National Public Radio.

The Veterans Day celebration will be held in partnership with the American Legion, Temple City Post 279. All community members and Temple City veterans are encouraged to attend. Temple City Park is located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive.

For more information and to request special accommodations to attend, please contact Debbie Ingram at (626) 656-7322 or