HONORING THE CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA ON ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 126
(Extensions of Remarks - July 26, 2018)

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HONORING THE CITY OF SOUTH EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA ON ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. LINDA T. SANCHEZ

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 26, 2018

  Ms. SANCHEZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the City of South El Monte, 
California, which I have the privilege of representing in California's 
38th Congressional District. On July 30th, 2018, South El Monte will 
celebrate its 60th Anniversary. Located in the heart of the San Gabriel 
Valley, South El Monte is a colorful, diverse, and thriving community.
  Known to many as the ``City of Achievement'', South El Monte has come 
a long way since it was incorporated as a city with 3,000 residents in 
1958. The city is now home to over 20,000 Californians and a robust 
business community. With easy access to major Southern California 
freeways, South El Monte hosts more than 2,400 businesses and serves as 
an important manufacturing base for the Los Angeles region, including 
in the space an aerospace industries.
  Beyond its prosperous business sector, South El Monte is a tight-knit 
community. Since its inception, the city's mission has been to improve 
the quality of life of its residents. The Whittier Narrows Recreation 
Area and Legg Lake on the city's border, as well as the city's 
commitment to those who serve in our armed forces through its Active 
Military Banner Program, unite a diverse population with a rich 
history.
  I am honored to represent this city and its residents, and look 
forward to what the next 60 years have in store.

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