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Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day

Honor those who  made the ultimate  sacrifice this  Memorial Day Honor those who  made the ultimate  sacrifice this  Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, the country will honor fallen American service men and women. The day serves as an opportunity to mourn the valiant United States Armed Forces personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

The following list of Memorial Day events and ceremonies include guest speakers, historical flyovers, musical performances and more, all in remembrance of fallen patriots.

1 American Legion Post 327 Memorial Day Observance in Clubhouse 2 Location: LWSB Clubhouse 2 Time: May 27, 9:30 a.m.

The American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 327 will host a Memorial Day observance event on Monday, May 27, in Clubhouse 2 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra will perform.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the Naval Sea Cadets posting the colors. The ceremony will end at 11 a.m. with the playing of “Taps.”

This year, the event will highlight Vietnam-era veterans and the many who gave their all.

A raffle will be held for a veteran quilt donated by one of the Post members, as well as patriotic items sold by members of the auxiliary.

LWers who know the name of a veteran who passed away this year should submit those names to Cmdr. Rich Carson at 714-719-6872 no later than Saturday, May 25.

This is a family event that can be shared by all. People are encouraged to invite family members and grandchildren.

2 Naval Weapons Station event featuring keynote speaker and “tolling the boats” ceremony Location: United States National Submarine West, 800 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach Time: May 27, 11 a.m. The Naval Weapons Station’s annual annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, on Monday, May 27.

The 11 a.m. observance will include speeches by local community leaders, as well as the unique “tolling the boats” ceremony, during which each of the 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II is honored as a bell is tolled. The keynote speaker will be Cmdr. Chris Rose, commanding officer of the attack

Veterans line up at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station's 2023 Memorial Day observance.

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757), based in San Diego.

The free event is open to the public. The submarine memorial is located at the naval weapons station at 800 Seal Beach Blvd., between Westminster Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.

3 Harbor Lawn Memorial Park event in Costa Mesa featuring flyover Location: Harbor Lawn Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa Time: May 27, 11 a.m. A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Harbor Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will honor fallen heroes. Presented by the Freedom Committee of Orange County, the event features a Missing Man formation flyover, a wreath laying ceremony, live music, lunch and a WWII transport flyover featuring the D-Day Doll, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

This will be the 70th annual event at the Memorial Park.

4 City of Long Beach sunset ceremony with music, flyovers and more Location: Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach Time: May 26, 5:30 p.m. The City of Long Beach Health Department’s Office of Veterans Support will host a sunset ceremony honoring fallen heroes on Sunday, May 26, the day before Memorial Day, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Shoreline Aquatic Park.

The free, family-friendly event will honor military service members who have died, and feature several local historical, veteran-led and veteran-supporting organizations.

The event will include live patriotic music provided by the Navy Band Southwest Harborside Brass Quintet, flyovers with historic aircraft, exhibition drills by Lakewood High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and an information fair and familyfriendly activities.

People of all ages celebrated Memorial Day at the American Legion's 2023 ceremony.

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