‘Hometown Heroes’ On Display in East LA

By City News Service

Los Angeles County residents can honor family and friends serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan with a hometown banner, a county official announced last week.

“Our veterans have met the challenge of asking themselves what they can do for our country,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina. “Answering that question is what inspired me to get into politics and it is my hope the ‘Hometown Heroes’ military banners will become a Los Angeles County tradition.’’

The banners are already on display in Molina’s First Supervisorial District, along Hacienda Boulevard near Hacienda Heights. New banners will be displayed on several streets in unincorporated East Los Angeles and the Valinda Corridor.

“These banners salute the men and women of our military while simultaneously reminding all of us to honor them not just with words of gratitude but through action,” Molina said.

The “Hometown Heroes” banners in unincorporated East LA will be displayed on the following thoroughfares: North Mednik Avenue from Floral Drive to East First Street; East César Chávez Avenue from North Mednik Avenue to Vancouver Avenue; and East Third Street from North Mednik Avenue to South Atlantic Boulevard.

People who want to acknowledge friends and loved ones on banners in the First District can apply at http://molina.lacounty.gov.

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July 12, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


One Response to “‘Hometown Heroes’ On Display in East LA”

  1. Dan Ortiz on July 16th, 2012 7:54 am

    It’s about time, the War has been going on for almost 10 years!

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