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Memorial Day services planned Monday

MEMORIAL DAY observances are planned Monday in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster.

Memorial Day, set aside for the remembrance and honor of those who gave their lives for America while serving in the military, will see several special observances in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area on Monday.

At Westminster Memorial Park on Beach Boulevard in Westminster, the 45th annual service will start at 11 a.m. with Mayor Tri Ta the guest speaker. Flags will be placed on all spaces with a military symbol on the grave marker. Additional flags will be available at the main office.

Complimentary hot dogs and sodas will be served to attendees after the service.

After the event there, a potluck meal will be served at the Albert E. Schwab Post 555 of the American Legion, directly across the street from the park. The public is invited.

A special memorial service is also planned at Magnolia Memorial Park, located at 12241 Magnolia St. in Garden Grove, just south of Chapman Avenue. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and chips and soda will be available following. For more information, call (714) 539-1771.

In Huntington Beach, a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday starting at 11 a.m. at the Pier Plaza, just south of the municipal pier on Pacific Coast Highway.

Special guests will include members of the city council, music by the Huntington Beach High School band and a three-volley rifle salute. Dr. Jim Ghormley, Lt. Col, U.S. Army (retired) will serve as master of ceremonies. Jim Seiler, commander of American Legion Post 133 will be the main speaker.


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