ARCADIA VETERAN’S MEMORIAL DEDICATION EVENT
May 24, 2018 – The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Arcadia Veteran’s Memorial. The event will take place at the Arcadia Community Center on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00 am. The Veteran’s Memorial was made possible through the generosity of the Rotary Club of Arcadia and Arcadia resident Mary Hansen.
“The Veteran’s Memorial will be great addition to Arcadia’s landscape,” said Mayor Peter Amundson. “It is the culmination of our community’s continued recognition of the patriots who have served, still serve, and will serve our great nation. I want to personally thank Arcadia Rotary and Mary Hansen for their hard work and dedication to our service men and woman.”
The Memorial will consist of seven pieces of polished black granite in a row, one for each branch of the our nation’s armed forces, including the United States Merchant Marines, and a center stone for commemorating all services. Imagery will be laser-etched into the granite uniquely identifying each service branch and their traditions. The tops of the stone pieces will be jagged and unfinished to symbolize the San Gabriel Mountains that are the backdrop of our community.
The free event will be held in front of the Arcadia Community Center located at 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401.
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Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five member City Council, elected at-large. Recognized for exceptional education and
recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.