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Memorial Day Remembrance in Los Angeles

Memorial Day Remembrance in...
"We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies."

Moina Michael, the woman who wrote these words in the early 1900s, had an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving our nation. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers to benefit servicemen in need. The act of wearing a red poppy on your shirt is a beautiful way to remember and honor our fallen heroes.

Many folks await Memorial Day to get an extra day in the weekend. The idea of picnics and beach trips and barbecues come to mind. Before you go play, however, we want to remind you to take a moment and reflect on what the upcoming Memorial Day is about. It’s a day to remember with respect, honor and a grateful heart those who have died serving our country. Pay respects to the young and old who took up courage to leave family and friends and later perished, sometimes in a distant land.

More often than not, the true reason for Memorial Day is lost on folks who are not closely tied to any casualties of war. But if you live in the United States and enjoy your many freedoms, you’re absolutely tied to a stunningly large number of them.

So what can you do to pay your respects? It’s very easy. You might raise a toast among friends and family to pay tribute to the fallen heroes. You might make a commitment to shake the hand of the next soldier or veteran you see in uniform. You might offer help to a widow of war that you know with yard work or something else. You might hang an American flag outside your home. You might take flowers or mini flags to a grave site. You can drive your LAX rental car to the Los Angeles National Cemetery which has extended hours on Memorial Day. Here is the information for a few more cemeteries and you can call ahead to see what sort of memorial ceremony they will be having:

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego, CA 92106

Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92518

Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum
4414 14th Street
Riverside, CA 92501

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