- Business Advocacy
The City of Alhambra and American Legion Post 139 will host Alhambra’s annual ceremony of thanks to those who served the country’s flag in the military, during peace time or war, at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. This sacred remembrance takes place at the Veterans Memorial in Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave.
It started in 1918. “The Great War” ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. At first it was designated as Armistice Day to mark the end of the First World War. Today, Nov. 11 is the day to remember and honor all military veterans for their service and sacrifice to the nation. In particular, respects are paid to those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” on the field of battle.
Every year this community event is becoming more popular. Besides the city and the American Legion, participants include the Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard, the Fire Department with their fire trucks, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Alhambra High School Marching Band. That is in addition to the many veterans who attend every year. The Parks and Recreation Department sets up and hosts the refreshments.
At the conclusion of the short ceremony in honor of Alhambra’s veterans, Post 139 will host an open house and luncheon at its headquarters at 24 N. Stoneman Ave. The public is welcome as are all veterans who wish to know more about the American Legion and the benefits of membership.