LA’s Newest Park Dedicated to Sister Cities
Sister Cities Plaza dedication ceremony.
(© German Consulate LA)
On Tuesday, February 28, Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann joined fellow colleagues and dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Los Angeles Sister Cities Plaza in San Pedro.
A highlight of the event featured the ceremonial raising of the 25 flags that represent each Sister City of Angeles. On June 27, 1967, Berlin became Los Angeles' 6th sister city. They will celebrate the 50 anniversary of their partnership this year with many events planned in both cities.
Enlarge image Consul General Neumann points to flag of Berlin. (© German Consulate LA) Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, host of the event, said the elegant new plaza on Gaffey Street near the 110 Freeway on-ramp will greet visitors to San Pedro with a monument to all of Los Angeles’ Sister Cities - symbolizing San Pedro’s role as the City’s gateway to the rest of the world and will serve as a reminder of the city’s long history of welcoming immigrants. “This plaza will remind us to embrace our international relationships,” he said.