City Set to Launch Military Recognition Banner Project

The City of San Marino will honor its active military and academy personnel later this year on banners that will be displayed on light poles in the center of town, near Huntington Drive and San Marino Ave.

Mayor Richard Sun has formed an advisory committee to to design and implicate the project which will “pay respect to the heroes who are serving in our military.”

Mayor Sun referenced similar projects across Southern California including Temple City, which he crosses into frequently during his commute.

The Military Banner Program will honor those currently serving in the military who are San Marino High graduates; grew up in San Marino or within the boundaries of the San Marino Unified School District; attended Southwestern Academy or are former residents of San Marino or the San Marino Unified School District. Those attending service academies or other military preparation programs are also eligible for acknowledgement.

Committee members present at the first meeting included Mayor Sun, Vice Mayor Dick Ward, Interim City Manager Cindy Collins, Recreation Manager Rosa Pinuelas and this reporter.

It is hoped that banners will be in place by late August and taken down in time for a recognition ceremony around Thanksgiving.

For more information, please contact Pinuelas at (626) 403-2203 or via email at