April 13, 2011 (La Mesa)-- La Mesa residents who are Vietnam War Veterans are invited to attend the La Mesa City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th at the City Council Chambers, 8130 Allison Avenue.
The City Council will honor these military personnel for their service during the meeting as part of its ongoing effort to recognize local veterans. Last month, the Council recognized Korean War Veterans, in February the WWII Veterans, and in January the Council honored the Pearl Harbor Survivors for their valor.
Once a month between January and June, the City Council will pause to honor a different Veterans Group from each of the major military actions. The celebrations will culminate on June 3rd when La Mesa’s Fletcher Parkway will be designated as “Veterans Memorial Parkway” during a festive ceremony to be held at Parkway Middle School.
Councilmember Dave Allan, who is spearheading this recognition, says, “Fundraising is underway for this project which will add new signs to Fletcher Parkway at each end of the City.”
Vietnam War Veterans who wish to attend and be honored at the on April 26th are asked to RSVP to the City at 619 667 1105.
Donations for the Veterans Memorial Parkway signs can be made payable to the City of La Mesa and noted for this project. For information please contact the City Manager’s Office at 619-667-1105.