Whether you can make it to an hour long Memorial Day service or whether you are pausing at 3 p.m. for the Moment of Remembrance, Memorial Day is more than a BBQ or day off.
Memorial Day is a special holiday that commemorates those who have died serving the United States of America (unlike Veteran’s Day which commemorates all who have served). Regardless of your political affiliation or whether you agree with specific wars, we can decorate the graves of those who have died serving our country.
In December 2000, “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” was passed by Congress and signed by the president. As the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs explains: “The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.”*
So during your BBQ, family celebration, or drive home from a weekend out of town, take a moment at 3 pm to remember.
List of Local Memorial Day Ceremonies and Events:
Memorial Day Event at Veterans Hall
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Location: Veterans Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave., La Verne CA 91750
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Oak Park Cemetery
410 Sycamore Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Date: Monday, May 27
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Upland Veterans’ Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: City Hall
1444 W. Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, California 91790
Date:Monday, May 27, 2019
11200 Base Line Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Live Oak Memorial Park
200 E. Duarte Avenue
Monrovia, California 91016