Celebrate veterans at Alhambra Park on Nov. 11
11/11/15 11:00AM - 2:00PM
The City of Alhambra’s annual Veterans Day Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Veteran’s Memorial, northwest corner of Alhambra Park, with an emphasis on honoring the remaining veterans of World War II.
While this official holiday was established to commemorate the armistice of World War I, there are still many citizens with vivid remembrances of World War II and many veterans of those hostilities who have earned, and highly deserve, the highest praise and recognition.
The Alhambra City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Alhambra, will commend and thank 19 veterans for their World War II military service “as the United States marks the 70th anniversary of the war’s end and a truly perilous time in the country’s history.” These veterans, and more than 16 million Americans of the greatest generation, who contributed to the war effort, deserve the highest respect and undying gratitude for acting to secure the promise of freedom for future generations of Americans.
Alhambra honors George Blanchard, Charlie De Leon, Dalyn Dunton, Gerald Good, Valeriano Hernandez, Frank Kryszek, Rudy Lopez, Fred A. Lozano, Peter J. Maimone, Robert Mollenhauer, Peggy Moody, Philip Orlando, Richard Ortega, Reyes T. Padilla, Paul Parkinson, Walter R. Romero, H.C. (Red) Senneff, Larry Stevens, and Zelda Weiss.
If anyone knows of family members or neighbors who are veterans of WWII and were not mentioned on this list, please contact the Administrative Services Department for the City of Alhambra at 626-570-5090 to share their service records.
The Alhambra community is invited to attend this special ceremony and honor these true hometown heroes.
The City will host a light lunch following the ceremony, a good time to personally thank these veterans and those who have honorably served the nation in other conflicts for their dedicated service.