Honoring vets through art

Every person who’s served our country has a story, but the individual experience often gets lost in the enormity of war. The Long Beach Veterans Mural was created to honor our local veterans and share their stories, one person, one face, at a time. Located in north Long Beach, the mural faces the Vietnam Veterans…

A history of our military branches

Air Force According to the National Security Act of 1947, the Air Force’s mission is to prepare the air forces necessary for effective prosecution of war unless assigned otherwise and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war. The…

Forest Lawn to host free Veterans Day ceremony

In honor of our nation’s military heroes, Forest Lawn Memorial–Parks & Mortuaries–Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., will celebrate its 53rd annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11am to noon. More than 1,500 people are anticipated to attend. Captain Justin L. Babcock, company commander of the US Army Recruiting Company, will serve…