2019 Veteran Hero Awards
Elected Official who support Veterans and their causes
Organization County of Orange
In December of 2018, the Board of Supervisors deeded a 283-acre parcel in the city of Anaheim over to the Orange County Cemetery District with the requirement that at least 50% of the land to be dedicated to serve as a Veterans Cemetery. An action the Board approved in March 2019 dedicated another 10% of the land, from the civilian portion, to be used for Republic of Vietnam and Republic of Korea military and government veterans who fought and served alongside U.S. service members. This would be the first cemetery with dedicated space for America’s allies in arms. Supervisor Do is proud to have initiated this proposal to provide for a final resting place for Orange County’s Veterans and offer the community a space to honor them with the reverence and respect they deserve.