Walnut Valley Water District Veterans Recognized by City of Diamond Bar by Jillian Keller Nov 8, 2019 Member Submitted News DIAMOND BAR – Walnut Valley Water District Board President, Ed Hilden and District employees Teofilo Pasillas, Alvaro Ruvalcaba, and Ty Maddux were honored as a part of the City of Diamond Bar’s Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony. At the ceremony, District officials, elected representatives, and community members paid tribute to the heroes who contributed to the nation’s values of freedom and liberty. Honored veterans were presented with certificates of recognition on behalf of Congressman Gilbert Cisneros, Senator Ling Ling Chang, Assemblyman Phillip Chen, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and a special plaque on behalf of the City of Diamond Bar. WVWD Board President Ed Hilden was recognized for his service in the Air Force from 1953-1961, Teofilo Pasillas for his service in the Marine Corps from 2003 -2007, Ty Maddux for his service in the Marine Corps from 1986-1990, and Alvaro Ruvalcaba for his service in the Air Force from 2000-2009. Teofilo Pasillas contributed to a special tribute video in which honored veterans reflected on their time of service and contributions to the United States of America. “The events that occurred on 9/11 inspired me to join the Marine Corps,” said Pasillas. “It was answering that call to action that brought me into the brotherhood of service members around the world.” The Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony is held annually by the City of Diamond Bar along with its Armed Forces Banner Recipient program. For more information on the City of Diamond Bar’s community programs, please visit www.diamondbarca.gov. Veterans Day is recognized on November 11 every year in honor of the “eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 which beckoned the end of World War I. The United States Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance in 1926 and Veterans Day was later recognized as a national holiday in 1938. Veterans Day honors all American veterans with an emphasis on giving thanks to veterans, who are still with us today, and who have served their country during war or peacetime. To learn more about Walnut Valley Water District, its employees, and its service to the community visit www.wvwd.com. ### Walnut Valley Water District was formed in 1952, and after more than six decades of service to the community, the District operates and maintains two large imported water pipelines, 497 miles of distribution mains, 17 pump plants, and 31 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 94.1 million gallons of water. The District also provides water service to more than 27,000 connections in an area encompassing 17,900 acres, serving a population of more than 100,000 residents and businesses in six local communities.