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2013 Memorial Day Observances

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Saturday, May 25

9am—Day of Service at Veterans Memorial Square in Highland Park. American Legion Post #206 will clean up the Veterans Memorial Square at the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street. Post  #206 will host its annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 227 N. Avenue 55. For more information, contact Highland Park’s American Legion at (323) 254-5646.

10am—El Sereno Memorial Day Tribute Honoring Veterans at the Dr. Donald Newman Flag Pole. The Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar will host an inspiring tribute to our men and women of the Military Services and fallen heroes. All are welcomed to attend. Flag Pole is located at intersection of Huntington Drive & Eastern Avenue. For more information contact Julio Torres at (323) 226-1646.

11am—Honor & Remember All Heroes at the Cypress Park Veterans Memorial. A formal ceremony will take place at the memorial, corner of Cypress Avenue and Pepper Street. Hosted by Councilman Ed Reyes, Greater Cypress park Neighborhood Council & Cypress Park Veterans Committee. For more information, call (323) 226-1682.

3pm—Kick Off of Eagle Rock Eagles Memorial 3-Day Event to benefit disabled veterans and welcome home all Vietnam veterans. Hosted by the Glendale-Eagle Rock Fraternal Order of Eagles at the Rock Aerie, located at 1596 Yosemite Dr. Event includes opening of Vietnam War Photo Gallery Sat. at 3pm, & followed by dinner at 6:30pm ($20 donation); Open House Sunday at 1pm; and a Memorial Day champagne breakfast from 7:30-11:30 a.m. for $7. A Memorial Day ceremony will follow at Noon. The Vietnam War Photo Gallery will be open from 7:30am-5:30pm. For information, call (323) 257-8869.

Memorial Day, Monday May 27

10am—Closing Ceremony 66th Annual Memorial Day Observance & 24-hour Vigil at Cinco Puntos in East Los Angeles. Vigil starts at 10am on Sunday May 26. Keynote speaker is Major General Megan P. Tatu. Location: Mexican-American All Wars Memorial, located at the intersection of Lorena, Indiana, and Cesar Chavez in East LA. For more information call Tony Zapata (323) 261-8533.

10am &1pm—A Day to Remember: Forest Lawn 2013 Memorial Day Observances at 10am in Hollywood Hills and at 1pm in Glendale. Both programs will include keynote addresses, color guards, patriotic music, wreathe laying, rifle salute, free souvenirs and more. Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Dr. LA 90068; Glendale location is at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., 90630. For more information, call 800-204-3131 or go to ForestLawn.com.

10am— Memorial Day Observance at Marsh Park located at 2960 Marsh St., Elysian Valley. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Invites you to the Grand Opening of  The Los Angeles River Pilot Recreation Zone. Speakers include Senator Kevin de Leon, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, and Los Angeles Councilmember Ed P. Reyes. Rangers and signs will direct you to parking and event. For more information about the Los Angeles River Pilot Recreation Zone visit http://www.lariverrecreation.org

10am—Monterey Park’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans and War Monuments in front of City Hall. The ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Post #397, will feature speeches, patriotic music, and military displays. City Hall is located at 320 W. Newmark Ave. For more information, call (626) 571-9211 or (626)307-1388.

11am—Montebello’s Memorial Day Service at Montebello City Park. The event will feature the presentation and posting of the colors by the American Legion Post #272. Names will be read off the city’s veteran memorial and a Vietnam veteran will give a speech. Montebello City Park is located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 480-8000 ext 540.


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