Ross Valencia Park Unveiling
By EGP News Service
The dedication of the “Ross Valencia Community Park” took place on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.
Valencia was a Navy Veteran, who served during World War II. He passed away on Nov. 22, 2008, at the age of 81.
He earned the name “Mr. Boyle Heights” for serving and leading a large number of local civic groups.
Valencia is one of the founding member of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Los Angeles City Chicano Employees Association. He also served on a committee that led to the creation of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council.
The park named in his honor is located on 1st Street and Chicago across the street from the new Hollenbeck Police Station.
In attendance for the ceremony were fellow veterans of the American Legion Post 804, Reverand Monsignor John Moretta and Resurrection parish members, the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Mrs. Carmen Valencia, Mr. Valencia’s widow.Print This Post
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