Veterans & Military Programs

Blue Star Committee

The Blue Star Families group was formed by members of the La Habra Veterans Committee to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families includes active duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families from all ranks and services, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support them. We are committed to connecting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian populations to help as well, strengthening military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and leading military family members toward opportunities to build strength in individuals, families and communities. For more information, please contact Melissa Rivera at 562-383-4209.

Military Banner Program

In 2006, the City of La Habra established a military banner program to honor active duty residents. The banners, which are displayed for one year from the date of installation, include the service person's name and branch of service. In 2014, the Veterans Committee expanded the banner program to include veterans. The cost of a banner is $224, and it is displayed for two years.  For more information on the Military Banner Program or to purchase a banner, please contact Marcia Taylor at 562-383-4207.  

Download the Military Banner application brochure (PDF).

Operation Stay Connected (Inactive)

Operation Stay connected (OSC) is part of America Supporting Americans (ASA), which began in 1967 as a effort to raise troop morale by initiating letter writing between City residents and active duty troops serving in Vietnam. In 2003, the City of La Habra adopted Charlie Company, 426th Brigade support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, a medical unit based at Kentucky's Fort Campbell military base. The City's relationship was reaffirmed in 2005 with the passage of Resolution No. 5098. City residents and non-profit organizations worked with the City to collect and ship donated items to Charlie Company during its deployments, forging a bond between our community and the military men and women who bravely serve their country. WHEN CHARLIE COMPANY RETURNED FROM ITS FINAL DEPLOYMENT, THE CITY STOPPED COLLECTING AND SENDING SUPPLIES.