Community Calendar: May 21, 2015 – May 27, 2015

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Saturday, May 23

9-11am—Highland Park Veterans Memorial Square Beautification Day: Corner of York & Figueroa. Volunteers are needed to get the site ready for Memorial Day to remember & show gratitude to the country’s fallen heroes. For more information, contact monica.Alcaraz@highlandparknc.com or visit http://highlandparknc.com/

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundup at Maywood Park: 57th Street & Heliotrope Ave in City of Maywood. Safely discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, unused medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, hypodermic, pen & intravenous needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call County of LA Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com, contact LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

10am– Honoring our Vets Memorial Day Tribute in El Sereno. Ceremony will be held at the newly installed El Sereno Veterans Monument located on the corner of Huntington Drive and Van Horne Avenue.  Join Councilman Jose Huizar, America Legion-Alhambra Post 139 and other guest speakers. For more info, contact Julio Torrest at (323) 226-1646.

10am-12pm—Free Bell Gardens Bike Ride starting at John Anson Ford Park. Ride is 6 miles and feature stops for discussion. Topic: “How can walking and biking connect the people and places that make our neighborhoods unique?” Refreshments will be provided. Park is located at 8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens, 90201. For info, email bryan@la-bike.org.

 

Sunday, May 24

10am—24-hour Patriotic Vigil at the Mexican American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos gets underway. Veterans and others have volunteered to take shifts standing at attention at memorial located at the intersection of Lorena, Indiana, and Cesar Chavez in East LA. A public closing ceremony takes place Monday from 10am to11am. Service members, (veterans and active duty), distinguished guests, local leaders and volunteers will share what Memorial Day means to them. Local veterans who passed away in the last year will be honored. For more information, call Tony Zapata at (323) 261-8533.

 

Memorial Day, May 25

10am—VFW Post 2830 Hosts Memorial Day Ceremonies. Commemoration begins with a solemn ceremony at Park Lawn Cemetery: 6555 E. Gage Ave., Commerce 90040. Ceremony will be followed by a lunch at the VFW Hall located at 6611 Eastern Ave. Bell Gardens 90201.

10-11am—Closing Ceremony at the Mexican American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos in East Los Angeles. See Sunday calendar listing for details.

10am—Patriotic Memorial Day Ceremony at Monterey Park’s Veterans and War Monuments, featuring speeches, patriotic music and military displays in remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Event hosted by American Legion Post #397. Monuments are located at 320 W. Newmark Ave. For info, call (626) 571-9211.

11am–Honoring and Remembering Our Heroes at the Cypress Park Veterans Memorial. A formal ceremony to honor fallen soldiers and their families will take place at the memorial, corner of Cypress and Pepper Street. For info, call (323) 226-1682

 11am – Day of Remembrance at Veteran’s Memorial at Montebello City Park. Event will feature performance by local school bands. Special guests will include local dignitaries and veterans. Park is located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 887-4540.

3:30-5:30pm—Memorial Day Crafts at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Participants will create a wreath to be placed at the park’s Memorial Monument. Cost: free. Ages 5 to 14. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

 

Upcoming

Free Used Tire Recycling & Collection Event May 30 at the L.A. Sanitation Dept.’s North Central District Yard: 454 N. San Fernando Rd., LA 90031. L.A. residents can cleanup & eliminate used/waste tires from their homes by dropping off up 9 tires per trip at no charge for recycling. Only passenger & light truck tires without rims will be accepted. Proof of residency (CA Drive’s License/DWP bill) required.

Save the date! Lummis Day 2015: June 5, 6, and 7 –Three Days in 5 Different Locations. Enjoy poetry, crafts & music at Lummis House, 200 E. Ave 43, Highland Park; Music, dance,  & puppets at Sycamore Grove Park, 4700 N. Figueroa St. Highland Park; Mariachi music, dance, poetry & theater at Mariachi Plaza-Boyle Heights Farmers Market, 1831 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights; Art, Music & “A Tribute To Richard Duardo” at the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr., Mt. Washington; and music, opera, art at York Boulevard Park, Ave. 50 & York Blvd in Highland Park Activities are free & open to the public. For more details, visit  www.lummisday.org.

 

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Celebración del Día de los Caídos en Cinco Puntos

May 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

(Cortesía de la oficina del Concejal Jose Huizar)

(Cortesía de la oficina del Concejal Jose Huizar)

Cinco Puntos All Wars Memorial conmemoró el aniversario 67 en la locación este dedicado a La celebración del Día de los Caídos del servicio militar. Funcionarios electos como el Concejal José Huizar, la Congresista Lucille Roybal Allard y el Asambleísta John Pérez, junto con el alcalde de Los Ángeles Eric Garcetti participaron en el evento que reunió alrededor de 250 personas.

Desde 1947 los miembros del ejército activos y jubilados, familiares y aliados se han estado reuniendo en el mismo lugar para honrar a aquellos que han defendido a este país. “No sólo celebramos su memoria, sino rendimos homenaje a las familias que también se han sacrificado, además de honrar a aquellos que actualmente sirven”, afirmó un comunicado de prensa.

Celebraciones del Memorial Day en el Condado de Los Ángeles

May 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Los hombres y mujeres que han muerto durante su servicio en las Fuerzas Armadas de Estados Unidos serán recordados este fin de semana en los eventos que tienen lugar en el condado de Los Ángeles y en todo el país en conmemoración del Memorial Day, un día de fiesta nacional.

Memorial Day se observa oficialmente cada año el último lunes de mayo, sin embargo, algunos grupos realizarán homenajes por adelantado también.

Anteriormente conocido como el Día de Decoración, la celebración nacional se originó después de la guerra civil americana para conmemorar a los soldados confederados y sindicalizados que murieron en la guerra. Años más tarde se amplió para incluir a todos los estadounidenses que han muerto mientras servían en el ejército, en cualquier guerra.

Aunque para muchas personas el Memorial Day marca el inicio de la diversión del verano con un fin de semana de tres días que incluye típicamente las comidas campestres y otras actividades al aire libre, muchos grupos de veteranos y otras personas observarán el día con ceremonias solemnes que incluyen visitas a los cementerios y monumentos conmemorativos, discursos, y levantar la bandera americana a todo lo alto del asta.

En el Este de Los Ángeles, por ejemplo, veteranos y aliados tendrán una vigilia solemne de 24 horas (domingo 10 a.m.- Lunes 10 a.m.) en el Mexican American All Wars Memorial en Cinco Puntos, como parte de una celebración que se encuentra en su 67 º año.

Otros eventos programados incluyen guardias ROTC color, saludos de rifle, tendido de coronas de flores, ferias de recursos e información y entretenimiento musical y comida.

El lunes a las 3 p.m., “Momento Nacional del Recuerdo” se lleva a cabo. Se le pide al público que paren lo que estén haciendo para guardar un minuto de silencio.

A continuación EGP News ha recopilado un calendario de celebraciones locales abiertos al público.

Saturday, May 24

9am—Highland Park Flag Raising Ceremony in Honor of Memorial Day. L.A. Councilman Gil Cedillo will join the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council for a public raising of a new flag at Memorial Square on the corner of York and Figueroa to honor Armed Forces fallen heroes and veterans.

10am—“Honoring Our Vets” Memorial Day Tribute in El Sereno at the Dr. Donald Newman Flag Pole. Join Councilman Jose Huizar, American Legion-Alhambra Post 139, El Sereno Veterans Monument Committee in tribute to our fallen heroes. Flag Pole is located at intersection of Huntington Drive & Eastern Avenue. For more information, contact Julio Torres at (323) 226-1646.

11am—Honoring & Remembering Our Heroes at the Cypress Park Veterans Memorial. A formal ceremony to honor fallen soldiers and their families will take place at the memorial, corner of Cypress Avenue and Pepper Street. A celebration follows at Rio De Los Angeles State Park. Sponsors: Councilman Gil Cedillo, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, Friends of Cypress Park Library & Cypress Park Veterans Committee. For more information, call (323) 226-1682.

 

Sunday, May 25

10am—24-hour Patriotic Vigil at the Mexican American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos gets underway. Veterans and others have volunteered to take shifts standing at attention at memorial located at the intersection of Lorena, Indiana, and Cesar Chavez in East LA. A public closing ceremony takes place Monday from 10am to11am. Service members, (veterans and active duty), distinguished guests, local leaders and volunteers will share what Memorial Day means to them. Local veterans who passed away in the last year will be honored. Sponsored by LA Councilman Jose Huizar and Assemblyman Jose Perez. For more information, call Tony Zapata at (323) 261-8533.

 

Monday, Memorial Day – May 26

10am—2014 Day of Remembrance at Montebello City Park at the Veteran’s Monument. Take part in tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. City Park is located at 1300 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello. For more information, call (323) 887-4540.

10-11am—Closing Ceremony at the Mexican American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos in East Los Angeles. See Sunday calendar listing for details.

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—American Legion Post 206 Commemoration in Highland Park. US Armed Services’ men and women who died in service to the country will be remembered. The Franklin High School ROTC will lower US flag to half-staff. Location: American Legion Hall, 227 N. Avenue 55. For more information, contact Highland Park’s American Legion at (323) 254-5646.

11am—Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Huntington Park-Maywood Post 2830 Memorial Day Service and Ceremony in Commerce and Bell Gardens. Armed forces of all wars will be honored. Service will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery located at 6555 E. Gage Ave. Commerce 90040. After the ceremony a luncheon will be held at 6611 Eastern Ave. Bell Gardens 90201. A $7 donation is suggested.  For more information, contact Highland Park’s American Legion at (323) 254-5646.

11am—Rose Hills 94th Memorial Day Observance in the Gardens at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Former Labor Secretary & County Supervisor candidate Hilda Solis will serve as keynote speaker Solis is the author of the Green Jobs Act, which provides “green” collar job funding for veterans. Rose Hills is located at 38883 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier. For more information, visit www.rosehills.com.

 

 

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