Year round, the City of Lomita proudly pays tribute to the brave men and women in our community who have served or currently serve our country.

We invite residents to show their appreciation for these individuals and attend this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony this Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park (25700 Walnut Street). Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Lomita veterans and enjoy a special recognition ceremony.

In addition to the Veterans Day Ceremony, we are excited to announce our participation in the Library of Congress’s Vietnam War interview project. Over the past few months, the city has provided a space in City Hall for producers George Wada and Don Bannai to interview over 60 Lomita Veterans. Spearheaded by Lomita resident and former Army Sergeant Chris Segawa, this project focuses on providing a platform for the courageous individuals to recount what they witnessed, accomplished and felt during their service.

“The City of Lomita is honored to work with the producers and Sergeant Segawa on this endeavor to honor our city’s veterans and give them an opportunity to share their stories,” said Mayor Barry Waite. “Lomita is deeply committed to honoring our veterans, and we eagerly anticipate the completion of this remarkable project in the summer of 2024.”

Please note that Lomita City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day. However, trash collection services will continue as regularly scheduled, and street sweeping tickets will not be issued on this day.