Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM

The Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial Association is pleased to announce that we will be holding our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 2 PM.

Our keynote speaker at this ceremony will be the United States Marine Corps Veteran Sergeant Enoch “Mac” McClain, President of Semper Fi #1, a Memorial Honor Detail of retired and Veteran Marines who volunteer their time to honor Veterans being interred at Riverside National Cemetery. In addition, Carlos Rodriguez, Mayor of Yorba Linda, and Colonel James W. Lively, Commanding Officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), have been invited to speak.

The Esperanza HS Air Force Junior ROTC will present the Colors, pipers from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will be present, and we will conduct the traditional Gold Star Roll Call followed by the playing of Taps.

The event is open to the public, and we will have a large tent set up to provide shade for many ceremony attendees. We also encourage bringing your lawn chairs.

Memorial Day Flyer – Memorial Day 2022

Our Annual Events

Each year on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) and on Veterans Day (always November 11) the Memorial Association, in partnership with the City of Yorba Linda, holds a commemorative ceremony at the Memorial.  The event is always at 2 pm, and includes the presentation of colors, a keynote speaker, a wreath ceremony, and the reading of the Gold Star Walk of Honor Roll Call, followed by a rifle salute and the playing of Taps.

At each ceremony the heroes’ name is read, a bell tolls in their memory, and a Girl Scout Honor Guard member presents a red rose of remembrance to a family member, if present, or on the brick honoring the fallen hero.  The event concludes with “Amazing Grace” played by bagpipers from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

Our Next Event:

Veterans Day will take place on Thursday, Nov 11 at 2 pm.




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