Memorial Day Celebrations California

Mission Viejo Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29, 2023, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Mission Viejo Civic Center
The Kershaw Garden
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA
Public invited, free,
(949) 470-3061

2023 Ceremony

An eternal flame of remembrance is lit at the beginning of the ceremony

Guest speaker Colonel Matthew Lundgren, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division

Guest speaker Robert V. Bobby McDonald, United States Navy, Retired, Vietnam veteran  

Color Guard

Rifle Salute



Attendees receive candles at the end of the ceremony to place  around the eternal flame memorial in remembrance of a fallen hero

Light refreshments served

The City of Mission Viejo  pays homage to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country during its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. As with year's past, the 3-foot by 9-foot American Heroes Tribute Banners honoring veterans who have lost their lives in combat are on display throughout the Civic Center walkway and The Kershaw Garden. The banners honoring American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq are on display mid-May through June 2, 2023. 

The City's Special Needs Adaptive Programming initiative means there will be increased handicapped parking and seating for people with physical limitations. The event can also be seen in a  live broadcast on Cox Channel 30 and AT&T Channel 99. Sign language interpretation for the hearing-impaired is also planned.

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

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