Commander Tony Zapata raises the P.O.W. flag.

Elected officials and community members will come together this Friday to honor Eastside veterans on their day.

Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles’ annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held as always at the Cinco Puntos All Wars Memorial, right at the border of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles on Indiana and César Chávez avenues. The ceremony will take place from 10 to 11 a.m.

Invited guests will include Tony Zapata, Commander of the Eugene Obregón VFW Post as well as Councilmember José Huízar, Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago and Jimmy Gómez and Supervisor Hilda Solís.

The Cinco Puntos All Wars Memorial is at 3300 East César Chávez Avenue.

Holiday closures

In honor of Veterans Day, all banks and government offices are closed on Friday, Nov. 11, and there are no classes in LAUSD schools. The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail and all city libraries are closed. Metro buses and trains run on a regular schedule and trash is picked up on regular schedule.

Photo above: Commander Tony Zapata of the VFW at the 2015 Veterans Day commemoration at Cinco Puntos.

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