The Avenue of Heroes ceremony will be returning to Coronado on Nov. 4 at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center. Photo from

The Avenue of Heroes ceremony will be returning this year to Coronado on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Founded in 2014, the program was started by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422, the Third & Fourth Streets Neighborhood Association, the Coronado Historical Association and city officials.

The Avenue of Heroes is a military service recognition program sponsored by the city. It honors the men and women who currently or have lived in Coronado during their military careers.

Nominations are accepted on a continuing basis and the public is encouraged to nominate a deserving veteran, living or deceased.

Banners commemorating those selected for the Avenue of Heroes ceremony are displayed along Third and Fourth streets from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island.

This area has been designated the “Avenue of Heroes.”

How to nominate

There is just one eligibility requirement that has to be met in order to be honored in this ceremony.

Nominees should be past or present Coronado residents – living or deceased – who served or are serving in a branch of the US Armed Forces.

A nominee is considered a resident of Coronado if they presently reside or previously resided within the city limits, including being stationed at Naval Base Coronado.

If you have someone in mind you want to nominate, you can fill out a nomination form and email it to or bring to/mail:

City of Coronado Avenue of Heroes, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

Avenue of Heroes Nomination Form

Where to attend

The event will be held from 10:30 am to noon at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 4

Doors open at 10 am.

There will be photos posted by Nov. 13, and a ceremony video posted by Nov. 8.

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Madeline Yang is a reporter for The Coronado News, covering the City of Coronado, the U.S Navy and investigating the Tijuana/Coronado sewage issue. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with her Bachelors in Journalism with an emphasis in Visual Storytelling. She loves writing, photography and videography and one day hopes to be a filmmaker. She can be reached by phone at 916-835-5843.