“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony May 26
In partnership with Northwood Memorial Committee, a special candle lighting ceremony will be held and will include presentations by Gold Star families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
Time/Place: 4pm / Northwood Community Park
Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony May 27
Attendees can memorialize our troops sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board.
Time/Place: 10am / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program May 28
The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 72 and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173 and includes a variety of guest speakers, wreath presentations, and an Honor Guard Firing Salute.
Time/Place: 11am / 1400 E Sycamore St.
Veterans of War Memorial Day Event May 28
Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton. Boots and Rifle ceremony conducted by officers of Post 9934, and the bugle call, TAPS. Flowers to be placed on memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country.
Time/Place: 10am / Pines Park, Capistrano Beach
Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K & 10K May 28
Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful OC cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel.
Time/Place: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Program May 28
Guest speakers, special musical performances, a wreath laying ceremony, and an honor guard firing salute.
Time/Place: 11am / 25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest
Fullerton Memorial Day Ceremony May 28
Patriotic speaker for this years event will be Captain Curt Jones, United States Navy. Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton.
Time/Place: 10am / Loma Vista Memorial Park
Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony May 28
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.
Time/Place: 11am / Pier Plaza
San Clemente Memorial Day Event May 28
Key note speaker Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Mount, United States Marine Corps, Wounded Warrior Battalion West.
Time/Place: 11am / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville
Santa Ana Memorial Day Program May 28
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.Time/Place: 10am / 1919 E Santa Clara Avenue
Memorial Day at the Nixon Library May 28
Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woody Williams. Renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room at 3:30pm.
Time/Place: 11am / 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda