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VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM - INAUGURAL UNVEILING

On Friday, November 8, 2019, the City of San Fernando honored 13 local U.S. Military Veterans by hosting an unveiling ceremony for the inaugural Veterans Banner Program. 
 

The City’s Veterans Banner Program honors local veterans by displaying their likeness, rank and branch of military service memorialized in a banner and posted along Maclay Avenue.

 

The unveiling ceremony began with a small reception at 4:00 p.m. at the Library Plaza, located at 217 N. Maclay Avenue, San Fernando. Family, friends and veterans gathered for light refreshments and socializing. City dignitaries, officials and invited guests addressed the audience and at 4:45 pm unveiled two banners adjacent to the Library Plaza. All were welcome to participate in the ceremony.  

 

The banners will be displayed during the month of November 2019, June 2020 and July 2020. For more information, please contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (818) 898-1290.

Veterans Banner Locations

VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The City of San Fernando Veteran Recognition Program was created to honor and recognize local U.S. Military Veterans that reside (current or previously) or have a family member that resides in the City of San Fernando.

Veteran Banners will be displayed on Maclay Avenue during November, as well as June and July the following year. At the conclusion of each cycle, banners will be returned to the applicant.

Eligible Military Branches include:

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • Merchant Marine
  • National Guard – Active Reserve

APPLICATION

Apply Now! Currently, applications are being accepted for additional banners that will be placed in January 2020. 
 

Interested individuals may complete an application to participate. The following must be included when the application is submitted:

  • Applicant’s Current or Former San Fernando Residential Address (applicant or honoree).
  • Proof of Honorable or General Discharge.
  • 5” x 7” (minimum) portrait-style photograph of the Veteran in their military uniform for display on the banner OR a digital photograph with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.  

Applications, along with the required documents and payment, must be submitted on or before:
Thursday, December 26, 2019.
 

The estimated time for processing, art proofing, stitching, production and installation will take approximately 2 weeks.

If your application is not approved for any reason, you will receive an email notification explaining the reason application was not approved and a refund will be issued to the applicant. Please allow two weeks from date of non-acceptance notice to receive a refund.

THE COST

The cost of each banner is $135 and includes the banner printing and installation/removal.

Checks may be made payable to: City of San Fernando

Any application not approved will receive a full refund (allow two weeks for processing).

Don’t know a veteran to honor? You can still participate with a donation in any amount, just check the donation box on the application.

RULES / WAIVER

  • Photographs will not be returned. By signing the banner application, you give the City of San Fernando permission to use the photo for the banner and promotional/marketing material.
  • This program is on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to current San Fernando residents.
  • Banners are limited to one (1) per service member.
  • Spelling of names will be taken directly from the application.
  • Installation, location/removal of the banners are at the City’s discretion. The City is not responsible for lost/stolen banners, or repairs to the banners should they be damaged due to inclement weather or other damage, aside from normal manufacturer warranty.
  • If your application is not approved for any reason, you will receive an email notification explaining the reason application was not approved and a refund will be issued to the applicant. Please allow two weeks from date of non-acceptance notice to receive a refund.

CONTACT US

RECREATION PARK | Recreation & Community Services Department
208 Park Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1290| Recreation@sfcity.org

RECREATION PARK COUNTER HOURS
Monday through Thursday | 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
Friday | 9 am to 12 pm

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Julian J Venegas Recreation & Community Services Director (818) 898-1290 JVenegas@sfcity.org
Linda Bowden-Moreno Office Specialist (818) 898-7349 LMoreno@sfcity.org
Maria Calleros Office Specialist (818) 898-7380 MCalleros@sfcity.org

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Juan Salas Community Services Supervisor (818) 898-1296 JSalas@sfcity.org
Patty Garcia Program Specialist (818) 898-1290 PGarcia@sfcity.org
Marisol Diaz Program Specialist (818) 898-7341 MDiaz@sfcity.org

CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Virginia Diediker Cultural Arts Supervisor (818) 361-7155 VDiediker@sfcity.org
Jeanette Sandoval Recreation Leader III (818) 898-1234 JSandoval@sfcity.org

RECREATION DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Maribel Perez Recreation Supervisor (818) 361-7156 MPerez@sfcity.org
Jennifer Garcia Recreation Leader III (818) 361-7156 JGarcia@sfcity.org

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