Mission Viejo program will celebrate Memorial Day


The city of Mission Viejo will honor those who lost their lives while serving the nation in a Memorial Day Observance at the Civic Center, 200 Civic Center. The event takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 29.

The program includes local dignitaries, members of the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton and a musical tribute by Dawn Wright, the voice of the Anaheim Ducks.

The keynote speaker will be Marine Corps Colonel Andrew Bergen, who will discuss the importance of remembering the people who died while serving with the country’s armed forces. He’ll be joined by guest speaker Frans Vandenbroek, a Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient and local resident.

Tribute banners will also be on display from mid-May through the end of the month. The event is free to attend and coffee and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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