Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day - Honor the BraveThis May 29, Memorial Day, is a solemn time to honor the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Memorial Day is the time when Americans remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  Since the first colonial soldiers took up arms in 1775 to fight for independence, more than a million American service members have died in the wars and conflicts this nation has fought.

This year, we should pay special attention to those Californians who gave all so the rest of us could live free.  Congress has also designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to ensure the nation is given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate our gratitude for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present.

Please join with me in honoring these American heroes.  I will be participating in local Memorial Day events throughout the district and paying tribute to Californians who died in service.

Below are some events happening in and around our Orange County district:




Monday, May 29, 2017
Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program 

Begins at 11 a.m.
1400 E. Sycamore St.

Buena Park

Friday, May 26 to May 28
Knott’s Berry Farm Military Days and Memorial Sunday Fireworks

Begins at 10 a.m
8039 Beach Blvd.

Monday, May 29
Bellis Park Memorial Day Ceremony

Begins at 8:00 a.m.
7171 8th Street


Monday, May 29
Forest Lawn Memorial Day Event

Begins at 10 a.m.
4471 Lincoln Avenue


Monday, May 29
Loma Vista Memorial Park Event

Begins at 10 a.m.
701 E. Bastanchury Road, East of Harbor Boulevard

Garden Grove

Friday, May 26 to 29
59th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Begins Friday at 1 p.m., and begins Saturday, Sunday, Monday at 10 a.m.
Village Green, between Euclid and Main Streets in downtown Garden Grove

La Palma

Monday, May 29
La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony

Begins at 9:30 a.m.
7822 Walker Street
City’s Eternal Flame - located in front of the Civic Center