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Memorial Day Ceremony May 27

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The City will pay homage to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country during its Memorial Day ceremony at 8:30 am on Monday, May 27 in The Kershaw Garden at 200 Civic Center. 

The ceremony will include guest speakers Colonel Matthew D. Lundgren, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division; and Jeffrey Andrade, Veteran’s Administration, US Marine Corp, Retired along with a color guard, rifle salute, live vocal performance and taps. In addition, Commander William Leber, American Legion Post 281 will light the eternal flame of remembrance in honor of the fallen and in recognition of the Vietnam POW/MIAs. Folks will receive a candle at the end of the ceremony and are encouraged to place it around the eternal flame memorial in remembrance of a fallen hero. 

As with past years, the American Heroes Tribute Banners honoring veterans who have lost their lives in combat will be displayed throughout the Civic Center walkway and Kershaw Gardens. The 3-foot by 9-foot banners honor American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The banners will be on display mid-May through June 1. 

The event - as part of the City’s SNAP initiative (Special Needs Adaptive Programming) - will offer handicapped parking; seating accommodations for people with physical limitations; and the ability to watch the live broadcast on Cox Channel 30 and AT&T Channel 99. Sign language interpretation for the hearing-impaired is also planned.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For more information and requests for seating accommodations, call 949-470-3061.


Submitted by Ralph Bobsin on Thu, 05/16/2024 - 9:53 pm


A very special day each year, especially this year with all that is going on around our college campuses. I hope this ceremony is very well attended and a huge show of support to all who sacrifice for our freedom.

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