FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM HONORS MEMORIAL DAY WITH LAUNCH OF HOMETOWN HEROES VIDEO SERIES
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 23, 2015) As our nation celebrates Memorial Day this weekend, the City of Anaheim would also like to salute local resident, WWII veteran and Bronze Star recipient Dr. William Kott by featuring him in the launch of the City’s new Hometown Heroes video series.
Dr. Kott served in General George S. Patton’s Third U.S. Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. He returned home when many of his fellow comrades and friends did not. We honor those men and women on Memorial Day.
Upon returning home from WWII, Dr. Kott married his wife Eleanor, and in 1957 they settled in Anaheim and raised a family. A successful dentist and maxillofacial surgeon, he wanted to do more for his community and served on the Anaheim City Council (April 1976-April 1979), as well as other Boards and Commissions.
We invite you to learn more about Hometown Hero Dr. William Kott, by visiting the City’s YouTube channel.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 348,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.