The ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Long Beach was a remembrance for all those who died in service to their country.
As we reflect on the lives of military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country this Memorial Day, check out our list of local activities commemorating the holiday on May 28.
While most of us enjoy the extra day off this Memorial Day weekend, here are some events going on in Long Beach to help you reflect on its meaning and remember those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
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.
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.