Memorial Day services will take place this year on Monday, May 28, at Coronado’s Star Park. This moving salute to our fallen soldiers and sailors is hosted annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Coronado Post 2422.
Memorial Day services are attended by hundreds of Coronado residents, whether directly or indirectly affected by tragedy or loss. Everyone is encouraged to attend, to help us remember those who died in the service of their nation, and to show their support.
There will be a Presentation of Colors, keynote speakers, Taps, and singing of the National Anthem. Representatives from all branches of the military will be present.
Memorial Day ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. Seniors or disabled are advised to arrive early to take advantage of the limited seating available. Once again, area Scouts will hand out small American flags to those in attendance.
Parking is available on adjacent streets to Star Park. Many, however, choose to walk or ride a bike.
Coronado VFW Post 2422, while being the primary sponsor and organizer of this event, annually receives support from other major sponsors such as the United States Navy League, Coronado City Council and the Military Officers’ Association of America (Silver Strand Chapter).
Following the event at Star Park, the public is invited for light refreshments at VFW headquarters (557 Orange Avenue). For more information on the Coronado VFW Memorial Services on May 25, contact Michael Turner at (619) 865-4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Joe Ditler