On Monday, May 26th, at 11:00 a.m., Santa Monica’s historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum, located at 1847 14th Street, will host
the City’s 76th annual observance of Memorial Day.
by a consortium of local charitable and service-oriented organizations,
this year’s event features the unveiling of
Commemorative Wall honoring Santa Monica veterans. Additional event
highlights include a condor squadron military flyover, musical
performances by the Santa Monica
Oceanaires and the Patriot Brass Ensemble, food, and cemetery tours.
year’s keynote speaker is Council member Bob Holbrook, who has
served as Member and Mayor of the City Council for 24 years and as a
Member and President
of the Board of Education for eight years. A native of Santa Monica, he
also served six years in the California Air National Guard.
last year’s Memorial Day Observance, Holbrook proposed
the installation of a Commemorative Wall. In describing the genesis of
the project, he said "It would be nice to commemorate these people so that when Memorial Day
services are held, people can remember those who were lost, husbands,
sons and daughters of Santa Monica."
Limited street parking is available. Parking at Santa Monica College’s Lot 4 at
the corner of 16th Street & Pico Boulevard is free. Santa Monica College’s
Parking Lot 6 at 14th Street & Pico Boulevard is $5. There will be shuttle
service from both lots and the Elks Lodge at 1040
Pico Boulevard to the Cemetery.
For updates and information about
Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum events and services, visit www.facebook.com/WoodlawnSM.
The event is free.
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