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Monday, May 29, 2017
From stirring ceremonies to military tributes throughout Orange County to salute those who served our country.

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ANAHEIM

Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program
May 29, 2017
11:00 a.m.

The Orange County Cemetery District will host Memorial Day Services honoring veterans at all three of the District's cemeteries; Anaheim Cemetery, El Toro Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery.

The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 72 and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173 and includes several guest speakers, the presentation of wreaths, and an honor guard firing salute. The event will take place rain or shine and admission is free.

LOCATION:
Anaheim Cemetery, on the steps of the Community Mausoleum
1400 E Sycamore St
Anaheim, CA

INFORMATION:
If you want further information about the services, please call the District office at (949) 951-9102.

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DANA POINT

Veterans of War Memorial Day Event
May 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Dana Point Veterans of War Post 9934 presents this annual Memorial Day Event held at Pines Park in Capistrano Beach. This Memorial Day Service will include special recognition for World War II and Korean War Veterans, as a part of the events of the National 75th Anniversary Commemoration of WWII.

This special memorial for all fallen veterans of all wars with flowers to be placed on memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country and have passed on.

LOCATION:
Pines Park
34941 Camino Capistrano
Capistrano Beach, California

INFORMATION:
For more information about the event, or VFW membership or donations, call 949-248-7696

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FULLERTON

The Greatest Generation and US Marines Saluted in Fullerton Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton. Members of the public including all veterans, especially the World War II veterans whom Tom Brokaw appropriately named “the Greatest Generation,” are invited to attend.

Patriotic speaker for this year's event will be Brig. Gen. James (Jim) Dawkins Jr.

LOCATION:
Loma Vista Memorial Park
701 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 2017
11:00 a.m.

This Memorial Day ceremony in honor of veterans who have lost their lives in battle is hosted by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. Hosted by the American Legion Post 133, this event features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will officiate.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
Located at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street

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IRVINE

Memorial Day Ceremonies
Two ceremonies - May 28 & 29, 2017

To honor our nation’s fallen, the City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 4 p.m
The Northwood Memorial Ceremony, held in partnership with the Northwood Memorial committee, will take place at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial site and will feature presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.

Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m
The City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board at the event. Cards will also be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to members of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion.

LOCATIONS:
Northwood Community Park (Sunday)
Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park (Monday)
Irvine, California

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LAGUNA HILLS

Memorial Day Half Marathon
May 29, 2017

Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities!

With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone!

INFORMATION:
Starts in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finishes at the Laguna Hills Community Center.

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LAKE FOREST

El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 29, 2017
11:00 a.m.

The program will feature guest speakers, special musical performances, a wreath laying ceremony, and an honor guard firing salute. The event will take place rain or shine. Parking and seating are limited. If you do not arrive early, it is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair. Admission is free.

LOCATION:
El Toro Memorial Park
25751 Trabuco Rd
Lake Forest, CA

INFORMATION:
If you want further information about the services, please call the District office at (949) 951-9102, extension 110.

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SAN CLEMENTE

Memorial Day Event
Monday, May 29, 2017
11 am

The City of San Clemente invites the community to join in our annual observance to remember all fallen soldiers of war. The program features key note speaker Lt. Col. Luke McConnell, patriotic music, bagpipers, and a floral ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION:Community Center
100 N. Calle Seville
San Clemente, California 92672

INFORMATION:
For more information please contact the City’s Recreation Division at (949) 361-8264.

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SANTA ANA

Santa Ana Cemetery Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 29, 2017
10:00 a.m

The Orange County Cemetery District will host Memorial Day Services honoring veterans at all three of the District's cemeteries; Anaheim Cemetery, El Toro Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery.

All services are open to the public and attendance is free. The program features guest speakers, special musical performances, combined color guards with a parade of flags, a wreath presentation ceremony, cannon salutes and an honor guard rifle salute. Seating may be limited, however you are able to bring a blanket or chair too.

LOCATION:

Santa Ana Cemetery
1919 E Santa Clara Ave
Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
If you want further information about the services, please call the District office at (949) 951-9102.

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YORBA LINDA

Commemorate Memorial Day at the Nixon Library
Monday, May 29, 2017
11:00 AM Ceremony, noon concert

Ceremony - there will be remarks by Retired Army Colonel Robert M. Kirila, former Deputy Commander of the 7th Special Forces Group, a presentation of the Colors, performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and a fFormal wreath laying.

Concert - the popular and renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will be presenting its Annual Memorial Day Concert in the East Room at 12:00pm.

Admission is Free.

LOCATION:
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

INFORMATION:
Register here

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