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.  Each Memorial Day 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

On September 11, at 8:30 am, the City of Monterey Park hosts a Patriot Day ceremony in front of City Hall in remembrance of all the lives lost and affected by the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Each year members of the Monterey Park Police and Fire Departments share stories remembering who lost their lives on that day as we are reminded to "Never Forget Their Stories."

Veterans Day

Each year on November 11 the City of Monterey Park and American Legion Post 397 host 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 it to the Recreation & Community Services Department at Langley Center, 400 W. Emerson Ave or emailed to