Memorial Wall Honoring Those Lost To Post-9/11 Wars Unveiled In Long Beach

A wall memorializing the nearly 7,000 American service members who sacrificed their lives in wars waged since 9/11 was unveiled at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach yesterday. Ten black granite slabs replaced the ivy that once adorned a 1,200 foot section of the pre-existing wall at the park, each one containing the engraved names of those who died over the past 15 years, including 15 servicemen from Long Beach.

Five Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Long Beach

This glorious three day weekend will not only serve as the official kickoff for 100 Days of Summer (an actual event series), it will provide a much-needed chance to rejuvenate, followed by a reflection on the lives lost in the name of our country. Here’s a look at what’s going on in Long Beach this holiday weekend.