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Mission Viejo to commemorate Memorial Day May 29

The community is invited to commemorate Memorial Day during a special ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 29 at the Mission Viejo Civic Center, 200 Civic Center.

Marine Corps Colonel Andrew Bergen will serve as the keynote speaker, discussing the importance of remembering the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. He will be joined by Vietnam veteran Frans VandenBroek, a Purple Heart recipient and local resident. 

The City’s Memorial Day ceremony will also include a color guard; rifle salute; and Taps as well as famed singer Dawn Wright.  

The American Heroes Tribute Banners honoring veterans who have died in combat will serve as the backdrop of Mission Viejo’s Memorial Day tribute. The 3-foot by 9-foot banners pay homage to American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

For more information, call 949-470-3061.

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