11.18.05

Schiff Secures Funding for Alhambra's Veterans Freedom Plaza

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of his ongoing effort to honor veterans in our community, Congressman Adam Schiff secured $250,000 in federal funding for a Veterans Freedom Plaza in Alhambra. 

The City of Alhambra approved a plan to construct a public plaza that includes a statue and mural dedicated to local heroes as well as a tribute to fallen soldiers.

Alhambra has a proud tradition of military service including General George S. Patton, the grandson of city founding father Don Benito Wilson, and Tom Pope, a World War I veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.

Congressman Schiff is also an original cosponsor of the New GI Bill of Rights for the 21st Century, comprehensive legislation that helps veterans cope with increasing health care costs, improves education benefits, and provides their families with assistance.  Congressman Schiff has also convened a veterans working group to assist veterans and show appreciation when local units return from service.

The funding was included in H.R. 3058, the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, Judiciary, District of Columbia Appropriations Act 2006.

Congressman Schiff is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.