Memorial Day Celebrations California

Solana Beach Memorial Ceremony

May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

La Colonia Park Veterans Honor Courtyard
715 Valley Avenue
Solana Beach, CA

The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 co-host and invite the public to a special Memorial Day ceremony featuring Camp Pendleton Young Marines as honor guard.


Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner
Julian Gonzales, Post Commander for VFW Post 5431
Collin Farrar, Mira Mesa High School student 

  • Santa Fe Christian Schools Band performs patriotic songs.
  • Feathers from Heaven dove release
  • Veterans Memorial Wall viewing (honors  Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars)
  • Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society docents conduct tours of the Historical Museum.
  • Light refreshments served


Del Mar Community Memorial Day Service

May 29, 2023, 11 a.m.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
334 14th St.
Del Mar, CA
Call: (858) 279-5458

2023 speaker is Reverend Michael Kilpatrick, US Army (retired), a deacon transitioning to All Souls' Episcopal Church, San Diego.

Hymns and prayers

Memorial Roll Call where names of members of the armed forces who died in active service are read,  recognizing those who paid the ultimate price.

Please email names for roll call no later than 5 days prior to Vicki Harney, and include rank, full name and branch of service.

The service traditionally concludes with Taps

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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