The US Post Office located at 13507 Van Nuys Blvd. in Pacoima will be dedicated to honor late rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens on May 13.
“We are very proud to have this facility honor the life and accomplishments of Ritchie Valens,” said Postal Service District Manager Al Santos, who will be joined at the 10 a.m. ceremony by the Valens family, Congressman Tony Cárdenas and other dignitaries.
A building-naming plaque will be installed in the Post Office lobby for the late pioneering rock-and-roll performer and Pacoima resident, who was killed in a 1959 plane crash at the age of 17.
Rock ‘n’ roller Ritchie Valens is shown in 1958. (AP Photo)