Veteran, Military and Public Safety Recognition

Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day 

Armed Forces Day (May 15) and Memorial Day (May 31) are days when we honor America’s men and women in uniform who served their county in times of war and peace, past and present. Some have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each day. To honor our heroes we encourage the community to display a flag at your home during the month of May. On May 31 at 12:00 p.m., we also ask that all members of the community participate in a National Moment of Remembrance and observe two minutes of silence as we honor of the service and sacrifice of members of the armed forces throughout the history of the United States. For more information, please contact Recreation and Community Services at or 626-307-1388.

Patriot Day - 20th Anniversary Community Moment of Silence & Reflection

On September 11, 2021 at 8:46 am, the City of Monterey Park is asking residents to pause their morning and join together in a citywide moment of silence as we remember all the lives lost that morning and affected by the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Click here to view the 2020 ceremony and message.

Veterans Day

Each year on November 11 the City of Monterey Park hosts a ceremony honoring American veterans of all wars. We celebrate America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of the country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

Rec Veterans Day 2021 flyer

Honoring our Local Heroes Serving Around the World

The City of Monterey Park is honoring residents currently serving in the Armed Forces by displaying their photographs in the lobby of City Hall.

Residents in the military or their immediate family members are encouraged to fill out a registration form (PDF) and return to City Hall at the address listed on the form.  Forms may also be dropped-off in person at the Recreation and Community Services Department counter inside City Hall.