Several years ago I created the City Council's annual "Veterans of the Year" ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day. Every year, we have honored and highlighted one veteran from each council district who has served our country and our community with honor and distinction. The proud families and friends of our Veterans of the Year fill the Council Chambers as Councilmembers describe their honorees extraordinary service. The ceremony is always one of the high points of the year at City Hall.
Due to COVID restrictions, we had to make a big change in 2020 because we could not conduct the ceremony live and in person. Instead, I worked with the Los Angeles City Channel (Channel 35) to create a tribute video that features our Veteran of the Year honorees for 2020 in conversation with their respective Councilmember. I invite you to watch the video, which is an emotional tribute to men and women who have lived their lives in service to others, here and abroad.