South Bay Memorial Day Services 2018
Saturday, May 26
Hermosa Beach Memorial Day Ceremony
The Hermosa Beach Chamber is kicking off its Fiesta weekend with a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday, at 12 noon on the Main Stage. Speakers will include Mayor Jeff Duclos, Chamber President/CEO Maureen Hunt, Colonel Woodrow “Tony” Meeks, and Deputy Secretary of Minority Veterans Elizabeth Perez. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi will also speak. fiestahermosa.net.
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Redondo Memorial services
The annual Memorial Day ceremony in Veterans Park near the Redondo Pier, will feature as its keynote speaker, Captain Charlene Downey, USCG, Captain of the Port of LA/Long Beach. Music by Redondo High Wind Ensemble and commentary by local elected officials.1 – 5 p.m. Followed by barbeque at the adjacent Elks Lodge # 1378. Veterans Park, 300 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Free. For information call (310) 993-4637 or visit RBVeteransMemorial.com.
Monday, May 28
Green Hills Memorial Park Fly-Over
The 33rd Annual Memorial Day Observance will include live music, skydivers, fly-overs and a color guard procession. John E. Wissler, Lieutenant General, US Marine Corps, Retired will be the keynote speaker. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 521-4333 or visit greenhillsmemorial.com/2018-upcoming-events.
Torrance Wall remembrance
The Torrance Historical Society will conduct a Memorial Day service remembering Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U.S. military actions. The program will include the reading of the 146 Names on the Wall. Those names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan War. 2 p.m. City of Torrance Veterans’ Memorial Wall, Torrance Blvd. at Maple Ave., 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. Free, and open to the public. Torranceca.gov.
Annual Memorial Day event honoring the men and women who served our country. Program highlights include: Presidential Proclamation Rifle Salute Pledge of Allegiance Invocation Color Guard Patriotic Music Wreath Laying. 10 – 11 a.m. Forest Lawn, 1500 E San Antonio Dr, Long Beach. forestlawn.com/parks/long-beach.