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  • Memorial Day Celebrations 2016: A list for SoCal
    Posted On: May 28, 2016

    Memorial Day 2016: Where to go?

    Presidential Proclamation

    If you are interested in Memorial Day Celebrations, please see the below list of activities:


    • May 29, 2016 – Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out will be holding 400 crosses and candlelit luminarias to honor teenage military personnel who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Attendees will begin gathering at 4 p.m., with a memorial service and vigil slated to begin at 7 p.m. The events will be held Sunday at Bluff Park along Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach.
    • May 30, 2016 – The City of Lakewood will hold its Memorial Day event at 11 a.m. Monday at Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee St.
    • May 30, 2016 – The City of Paramount and the Paramount Elks Club will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the corner at the War Memorial Plaza in the Civic Center at the corner of Jackson Street and Colorado Avenue.
    • May 30, 2016 – The Long Beach Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The memorial is located in Houghton Park at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street in Long Beach.
    • May 30, 2016 – Cerritos will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Monday at City Hall on the lawn next to the Veterans Memorial.
    • May 30, 2016 – The Downey Cemetery District Trustees will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Downey Cemetery, 9073 Gardendale St.


    • May 29, 2016 – CONCERT UNDER THE GUNS AT BATTLESHIP IOWA:  250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731 - FREE - Feel like you can’t get any satisfaction, then we would like to change that. How about getting something for FREE! Come be a part of a Battleship IOWA’s new summer concert series.  Time(s): 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731


    • May 30, 2016 – Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program, 11 a.m., Anaheim Cemetery in Anaheim, Memorial Day Program, Visit: www.occemeterydistrict.com / or Call: 949-951-9102
    • May 30, 2016 – 30th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service & Luncheon, 10 a.m., George Bellis Park, Buena Park, Complimentary luncheon served 12-2 p.m. at The Loyal Order of the Moose, 8651 Knott Ave., Buena Park.
    • May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day Observance, 11 a.m., Harbor Lawn Memorial Park and Mount Olive Mortuary in Costa Mesa.
    • May 30, 2016 – U.S. Cavalry saluted in Fullerton Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, The U.S. Army's 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment will be the focus of a special salute.
    • May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Columban Church in Garden Grove, Church choir will honor those who gave their lives for our country with a special musical presentation. Mass open to public.
    • May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, Hosted by the American Legion, VFW and the Jewish War Veterans, features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will also attend.

    For more activities visit the OC Register online at www.ocregister.com or by clicking on the link provided here.

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    With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America's men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core -- stepping into harm's way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy.  Those who serve under the stars and stripes embody the highest form of citizenship, and on Memorial Day, we pay solemn tribute to those brave Americans who laid down their lives to defend our freedom.

    Since America's earliest days, proud patriots have forged a safer, more secure Nation, and though battlefields have changed and technology has evolved, the selflessness of our service members has remained steadfast.  They have stepped forward when our country was locked in revolution and civil war; fought threats of fascism and terrorism; and led the way in securing peace and stability around the globe.  They have sacrificed more than most of us could ever imagine -- not for glory or gratitude, but for causes greater than themselves.  In the children who replicate their courage and strength, in the spouses and partners who forever seek to mend their broken hearts, and in the parents who mourn the absence of the sons and daughters they raised, we are reminded of our enduring commitment to do right by our fallen warriors and their families.

    Those who gave their last full measure of devotion for the values that bind us as one people deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.  In recognizing those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we pledge to never stop working to fulfill our obligations to all members of our Armed Forces so they know we stand beside them every step of the way -- not just when we need them, but also when they need us.

    Today, and every day, let us remember the servicemen and women we have lost, and let us honor them by rededicating ourselves to strengthening our Nation's promise.  With love, grace, and reflection, let us honor our fallen fellow Americans, known and unknown, who sacrificed their freedom to ensure our own.

    In honor of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

    (Source: www.whitehouse.gov)

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