City of Fontana Invites Youth to Participate in Annual Veterans Day Writing and Art Contest

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Fontana California


October 10, 2018

What Does Veterans Day Mean to You? City Accepting Entries for the Dr. Charles Koehler Writing and Art Contest

Veterans Day Writing and Art Contest

Fontana, Calif.- The City of Fontana invites the youth of our community to be a part of the 2018 Veterans Day Celebration by participating in the “Dr. Charles Koehler Writing and Art Contest.” All entries are due Friday, October 12, 2018. The top three winners of each contest will receive recognition at this year’s event, which will take place on Sunday, November 11 at Miller Park Amphitheater (17004 Arrow Blvd.) at 11:00 a.m.

To enter the writing contest you must be under 18 years of age and submit an essay or poem of 250 words or less expressing the theme: “What Veterans Day Means to Me.” Top three winners will receive a Visa gift card, read their entry at the Veterans Day Celebration and be featured in the Fontana Herald News.

Participants eight years and under are invited to submit a drawing of “What a Veteran Means to Me.” The top three winners will be given special recognition and have their drawing featured in the event program.  All entries are due Friday, October 12. Submit by email to:, in-person to the community Services Office or mail to:

City of Fontana Community Services Department 

Attention: Special Events

16860 Valencia Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335.

Residents are encouraged to come pay their respect and gratitude to the brave men and women that committed their lives to serving our country and protecting our freedom. The tribute will feature guest speakers, a number of military ceremonial traditions, activities for the kids and more. For more information, please contact (909) 349-6900.