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Veterans, families of those currently serving, and the general public are invited to attend a special Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the City of Duarte at Thorsen Park, Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.Thorsen Park is located at 2801 Huntington Dr. at Encanto Parkway. Seating will be available at the ceremony and refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony.

To ensure that Duarte veterans are personally remembered and thanked for their service at the ceremony, veterans and their families are invited to provide City Hall with those names so that they can be acknowledged at the ceremony. Contact Lupe Valerio at (626) 357-7931, ext. 260.  The City will also recognize the community’s Blue Star families.

Honoring military service to the nation is at the heart of a Military Banner Recognition Program launched in 2012.  Duarte residents with family members currently serving in the military still have the opportunity to honor their loved one's service in the United States Armed Forces with a Military Recognition banner placed along the City's main corridor, Huntington Dr.

City of Hope has partnered with the City of Duarte on the banner program and has provided funding to underwrite the first 30 Military Recognition banners. These banners are still available at no-cost to the first 30 military personnel who complete a program application, provide necessary verification documents and are deemed eligible. Additional banners are available for purchase or sponsorship at a cost of $155 each.

The program is designed to honor current military personnel who reside in the City or unincorporated county area of Duarte, or an immediate family member of a Duarte resident.

For more information about the Veteran’s Day Event or Military Banner Recognition programs, call Duarte City Hall at (626) 357-7931 or visit

( Veteran's Day Flyer )