The Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial Task Force, the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge # 1378 and the City of Redondo Beach are sponsoring a Memorial Day Observance in Veterans Park at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 26.
The solemn observance is open to the public will include reflection and remembrance, music and commentary and will honor those members of the armed forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s wars.
The Keynote Speaker is Major General Terrence A. Freehan, USAF. MajGen Feehan is Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, LA Air Force Base. Other speakers include local elected officials and military dignitaries.
Participants include the Redondo Union High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC and the Boy Scouts.
Music will be provided by the Redondo High Wind Ensemble and the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Band.
The service will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks in the Elks parking lot south of the Lodge next to the Park. The BBQ is free for all veterans and members of the military. A $5 donation is suggested for all others guests. Contact the Elks Lodge at 208-473-6626 to RSVP.
Donations and contributions are still being accepted for the Redondo Veterans Memorial and
Sponsorships are also available along with the purchase of Memorial Bricks.
Memorial Day is a time to honor the fallen, so take a moment to stop by and pay tribute.
Veterans Park is located at 309 The Esplanade in Redondo Beach at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Catalina Avenue.