Councilmember Huizar joins with El Sereno veterans for groundbreaking of new $100,000 El Sereno Veterans Monument
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 8, 2014) – This year’s early El Sereno Veterans Day Celebration was a little sweeter for local veterans as they joined Councilmember José Huizar for a groundbreaking on a new El Sereno Veterans Monument today. The monument is being constructed on a large section of median along Huntington Drive North, in the heart of El Sereno, a community with a long and proud history of military service.
Councilmember Huizar has committed to fully fund the approximate $100,000 project.
“I have the utmost respect for our Veterans and all they have done for each and every one of us, for our communities and for our country – any assistance we can offer them pales in comparison to what they have given us,” said Councilmember Huizar. “I am honored to help turn the El Sereno Veterans Monument dream into a reality. This beautiful tribute will allow El Sereno Veterans, community members and visitors to honor and reflect on those who answered the call to service and thank them for their sacrifice.”
A long-time supporter of Veterans throughout CD14, Councilmember Huizar’s office worked with local Veterans and the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) on the design for the monument, which will provide a high-profile tribute to local men and women who have served our country.
Designed and constructed by BSS, the monument will feature a circular design that centers on an American flag that will be lit at night; a base for the flag with five seals representing the five branches of the military; red benches on opposite sides of the outside of the circle; and raised lettering spelling out El Sereno Veterans Monument.
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