Memorial Day Celebrations California

La Jolla Mt. Soledad Memorial Day Ceremony  

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

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr.
La Jolla, CA

Keynote Speaker Vice Admiral Kennethh Whitesell, Commander , Naval Air Forces / Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Special Guest Speaker is Dr. Pat Scannon, M.D., Ph.D. of Project Recover Foundation

Memorial Day Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial commemoration ceremony will honor Walter Mintus.
Mintus was a WWII radioman aborad a TBM-1c Avenger in the U.S. Navy Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT-51). In July of 1944 while on a bombing mission in the islands of Palua in the western Pacific, his aircraft crashed into the waters there with three U.S. airmen onboard. All three aviators were declared missing in action. 72 years later, Project Recover located the Avenger. In June of 2018 Minuts' remains were accounted for and returned to his family.

Free Parking, Free Shuttle Service at Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church and French American School

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