21 May 2011

So Cal Memorial Day 2011 Events

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Memorial Day 2011 is a time for remembrance of those who’ve served and those who’ve paid the ultimate price…keeping us free.

While for some Memorial Day may mean a long week-end, for retailers it’s reason to promote a sale, for me it’s also a time to remember and say thanks to those who have served and are now serving along with the families they leave behind. That’s why I’m sharing this list with you now, a list of events throughout the SoCal.

  • Anaheim ~ Anaheim Cemetary ~ Memorial Day Program, Monday the 30th, 11:00 a.m. 1400 E. Sycamore Ave.
  • Brea ~ Memory Gardens in Brea ~ 455 W. Central Ave. Brea and the “Avenue of Flags. It’s been an event I’ve personally addended many times over the years. The beautiful American Flags are usually put up by local Boy Scouts. It’s a real sight to see.
  • Fullerton ~ Loma Vista Cemetary, The U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment will be the focus of a special salute Monday, May 30, at the 73rd Annual Fullerton Memorial Day Observance.
  • L.A. ~ Honor and Remembrance, Monday, May 30, 2011 10:30 am Los Angeles National Cemetery is hosting 122nd Annual Memorial Day Program honoring the memory of the Brave Men and Women Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice to Give the Gift of Freedom to our great nation.
  • West Los Angeles ~ Walk for Your Warrior, Monday, May 30, 2011  10:30 a.m. ~ Fun, Prizes and More, a family-friendly 5K Walk/Run to benefit New Directions a nonprofit agency that assists homeless veterans.  Join the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce  in walking in honor of those who have served and those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
  • Long Beach ~ Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel The Queen Mary will offer FREE admission to all U.S. active and retired military personnel on Memorial Day. Memorial Day Monday, 10 am – 6 pm,  1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802 Cost: Free for retired and active military with ID, regular price for all others Parking: $12.
  • Palm Springs ~ Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop. This is a very special day at Palm Springs Air Museum and an event I’ve attuned myself, that’s where I took this photo. The brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of othe  fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.To honor them the flight is  the highlight of the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell.  Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home.
  • Yorba Linda ~ May 30 at 2:00 PM – Memorial Day Ceremony Please join friends and neighbors in honoring our nation’s fallen heroes at the Memorial Day Ceremony being held at the Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial on Valley View Ave north of YL Blvd.

So what ever you decide to do this Memorial Day, I’d encourage you to show your appreciation to a Vet!

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