About 300 veterans, family members and local, state and national officials gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at McCambridge Park War Memorial and its ever-burning flame in Burbank.
Michael Depalo, chairman of Burbank's Veterans Commemorative Committee and a veteran of the Vietnam War, said he was proud of the turnout and the efforts the city has made to honor those who have served in the military.
"Burbank has always taken a lot of pride in those currently serving and its veterans," said Depalo, who also organizes the city's Memorial Day event. "This is the least we can do for them."
Burbank, which honors residents serving active duty with streetlight banners near City Hall, presented two family representatives and two Marines their personal banners that were flown in the city.
Cpl. Griffith Turner, 22, received his street banner during his first Veterans Day ceremony since being out of active military service.