WeHo Will Celebrate Veterans Day Tuesday at Sal Guarriello Memorial

Veterans Day ceremony at the Sal Guarriello Veteran's Memorial in 2012
Veterans Day ceremony at the Sal Guarriello Veteran’s Memorial in 2012

West Hollywood will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor former and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial.  The memorial is located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive. The ceremony will include veterans from the community and members of the West Hollywood City Council.

The city is encouraging West Hollywood residents to support a donation drive benefiting local service organizations to assist veterans, many of whom struggle with re-entry into civilian life or from physical injuries long after their tour of duty ends. Items needed include:

  • Household goods, such as blankets, comforters, sheets, pillows, towels and furniture
  • Kitchen goods, such as dishes, silverware, small appliances, cookware, ironing boards, laundry baskets and cleaning supplies;
  • Personal care items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, brushes, combs, feminine-hygiene products, lotions, shampoo and facial tissue;
  • Baby/child Items, such as baby seats, baby monitors, highchairs, diapers, toys, books, coats, jackets and backpacks; and
  • Gift cards from gas stations, grocery stores, big-box retailers, discount stores, cafes and fast-food restaurants.

Donations of these items and of canned food will be accepted at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sweetzer, through the end of Monday.

In addition, city staffers and veterans will be on-hand between noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sal Guarriello Memorial for a donation drop-off. (Please note that West Hollywood City Hall will be closed on Tuesday for the Veterans Day holiday.)

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8 years ago

Thanks for this information. I will bring some of the items on the list.

8 years ago

Hopefully the homeless guy I saw washing his clothes in the fountain the other day won’t be getting in the way of the celebration.

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