Memorial Day Observances
By EGP News Report
10th Annual Cypress Park Veterans Memorial
Saturday, May 26, 10:30am. Skydivers will deliver new flags to honor Cypress Park’s honored war dead and MIAs at this event is organized by the Friends of Cypress Park Community Improvement Association and sponsored by Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council.
Bob Archuleta of the Los Angeles County Commission of Military Veteran’s Affairs will be the MC. Speakers include Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed P. Reyes and other city and county leaders. Prayers will be offered by leaders of Divine Savior Catholic Church leaders, members of the Cypress Park “Friends” group will deliver remembrances.
Local teen singer Genesee Hall will perform the national anthem, and ROTC from Franklin and Lincoln Heights high schools will supply honor guard contingents.
The memorial event is open to all and will include a free luncheon for veterans and their families and friends at the Rio de Los Angeles State Park. Cypress Park Veterans
Memorial is located at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Pepper Avenue. Rio de Los Angeles State Park is located at 1900 San Fernando Road (L.A. 90065; enter off of Macon Street). For more information, call (323) 226-1682.
East Los Angeles’ 65th Annual Memorial Day Observance, 24-Hour Vigil At Cinco Puntos
A 24-hour patriotic vigil begins 10am, Sunday, May 27 and concludes 10am, Monday, May 28; followed by service at 10am, Monday, May 28. The program is presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4696, American Legion Post 804, Sons of The Legion Post 804, Hispanic Airborne Assoc., American GI Forum, CSM Ray Verdugo 82nd Airborne, Ladies Auxiliary Post 804/Post 4696, and Marine Corp League DET. 1347. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony Zapata (323) 261-8533, or Danny Hernandez (323) 881-6565. Cinco Puntos is located at the intersection of Lorena, Indiana, and Cesar Chavez in East Los Angeles.
Highland Park Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 28th, 11am – 12:30pm. The American Legion invites veterans, family, friends, and neighbors to remember all who have served and sacrificed for our nation. For more information, contact Highland Park’s American Legion at (323) 254-5646. Veterans Memorial, York Blvd & Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042.
Montebello Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 28th, 11am-12pm. Montebello mayor and members of veterans groups will remember those who have fallen while serving the country. American Legion Post 272 will assist with posting the colors. For more information contact the city of Montebello at (323) 887-4540. The Veterans Memorial is located at Montebello City Park, 1300 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640.
Monterey Park Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 10am. The ceremony will feature speeches, patriotic music, and static military displays in remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. American Legion Post #397 will host the event. For more information, please call 626-571-9211 or 626-307-1388. Ceremoney takes place at Monterey Park City Hall front lawn, 320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754.
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