Veteran, Military and Public Safety Recognition

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day we honor America’s men and women who served their county and gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each day.  On May 30 at 10:00 a.m., the City of Monterey Park and American Legion Post 397 hosts a ceremony at the American Legion (318 S. Ramona Ave).  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 and American Legion Post 397 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. 

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. 

Memorial Day 05-30-22