Big Bear Memorial Day program set for Veterans Park
Fort Irwin commander is keynote speaker
On Monday, May 29, 2017, Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 and American Legion Post 584 will take part in a special Big Bear Memorial Day program commemorating the sacrifice of United States military personnel who died in service to America. Colonel Melton, the Brigade Commander from Ft. Irwin, is the keynote speaker.
The 2017 ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park, the corner of Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road in Big Bear Lake. The event begins with a bagpipe tribute performed by Major Nelson Reynolds, USAF retired.
The honored guest at the Big Bear Memorial Day program is WWII U.S. Army Purple Heart recipient Jack Green. His son, John Green, will share details of their recent trip to the American cemetery in Luxembourg, Germany, where 5,076 U.S. Soldiers are buried.
The public is cordially invited to join veterans and families of service personnel and first responders, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony. Veterans Park is located right on the water’s edge of beautiful Big Bear Lake, and should be a fitting background for this special tribute.
Additional participants in the ceremonies are:
Assemblyman Jay Obernolte of the 33rd District
Mayor Bill Jahn of the City of Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Mortuary
Marine Corps Color Guard from MCLB Barstow
American Legion Post 584
Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 584
Reverend Tom Goodman of the American Legion Post 584
Cub Scout Troop 49
Vocal music by “Voice Male” from Big Bear High School.
For any additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on Memorial Day, USMemorialday.org.
On a side note, a Bronze Star media that had been stolen, was recently returned to veteran’s family by Big Bear Sheriff’s deputies. See story at http://www.bigbear.net/bronze-star-medal-returned/