News from: The City of Coachella
The City of Coachella has planned a formal unveiling of their new Vietnam War Memorial art mural at Veterans’ Park on Thursday, March 17th at 10am. Located on 4th Street between Vine and Orchard, the mural features the poem titled “Forgotten, Unforgettable”. Local artist Autumn Martino, who was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, was who conceptualized the rendering.
“As a community we always have to do more for our veterans. Honoring and recognizing veterans past and present will always be a priority in Coachella,” said Mayor Steven Hernandez.
The City’s Art in Public Places Program provided funding for the new mural. The initial design went through multiple iterations, and the final rendering was determined based on feedback from local veterans and the community.
“The mural is a wonderful addition to Veterans’ Memorial Park as it reminds us of the freedoms we are afforded because of the sacrifices our hometown heroes have made for us,” said Councilman Neftali Galarza.
The program for this event includes a welcome from Mayor Steven Hernandez, commentary from mural historian Susie DelToro and artist Autumn Martino, and remarks from City Council and other local dignitaries. This event is open to the public.
ABOUT THE CITY OF COACHELLA
The City of Coachella was incorporated in 1946 and is a 29-square mile municipality of approximately 46,351 residents located in eastern Riverside County, in a region collectively known as the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Coachella is about 97 miles north of the U.S. -Mexico border and about 1.5 hours from Los Angeles. For more information, please visit the City’s website at Coachella.org.