Military Recognition Programs

The City of South El Monte pays homage to the men and women, who have served our country with various military recognition programs:

      • Special Tributes: Memorial Day Ceremony (Last Monday of May) and Veterans Day Ceremony (November 11th) 

Additionally, the City has a Patriotic Commission which handles all matters pertaining to patriotism and the civic recognition of both active and veteran military personnel. The Patriotic Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (unless noted)  at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, click here for upcoming meetings. 

For additional information, please contact Ariana De La Cruz at (626) 579-2043 ext. 3261. 


    Veterans of Foreign Wars 10218 
    11126 Ramona Blvd., El Monte  
    Phone: (626) 448-1737 
    Cal Vet  (California Department of Veterans Affairs)  
    Phone: 1-800-952-5626
    Learn about the state and federal benefits that veterans are entitled to receive and how to claim them. 
    Veterans Connect - LA County Library 
    The LA County Library in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)  have created a "Veterans Connect" portal that helps veterans and their families learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits available to them.   
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  
    UPS (Jobs for Veterans)