Arcadia, CA, May 23, 2017– On Saturday, May 27, The Arcadia Vietnam War Monument will be observing its one year anniversary in the Arcadia County Park at LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s 20th Annual Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans and Military Families from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hundreds of veterans, families and friends attend this annual event; and no less are expected this year, especially with the Arcadia Monument one year commemoration.
Gene Glasco, Founder of the Arcadia Vietnam War Monument recently said: “This annual veteran event hosted by
Supervisor Barger and the County of Los Angeles has become a tradition and pays tribute to all our military service
veterans and military families wherever they may be. It’s always something to look forward to and is a great prelude to Memorial Day Monday on May 29.” “Arcadia’s 1959 classic police car will be on display and we’ll be giving out veteran buttons, bumper stickers, 1 year anniversary wrist bands and free bottled water as long as supplies last,” says Glasco.
Marking one year since its highly attended dedication on May 28, 2016 , the Arcadia Memorial Monument provides Veterans and their families visiting the Arcadia County Park a solemn place to honor the men and women of ourCountry’s military services and remember their sacrifices. A bold inscription on one side of the Monument reads: “Dedicated to the Men and Women Who Gave Their Lives to Defend Our Freedom.”
The United States has nearly 22 million military veterans, with 2 million of those living in California. It has been
estimated that 381,000 veterans reside within Los Angeles County and 130,000 of them are Vietnam era veterans.
The Arcadia Vietnam War Monument Memorial stands in honor of all the men and women that served in the United
States Armed Forces. It was created in memory of fourteen Arcadia servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
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