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News Release  

May 10, 2011
CONTACT: Cindy Owens
Acting Assistant to the City Manager

City to Remember Fallen Soldiers with Sunset Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Moreno Valley will conduct a sunset Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. to honor those soldiers who gave their lives while serving our nation. The annual ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial, located on Memorial Circle at the Moreno Valley Civic Center, 14177 Frederick Street.

The Memorial Day Ceremony will open with the Moreno Valley Master Chorale singing four patriotic songs followed by a “missing man formation” fly over. The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Richard A. Stewart, as well as Council Members William H. Batey II, Marcelo Co and Robin N. Hastings. In honor of all who have served, the Mayor and Knights of Columbus A. F. Chelbana Assembly will lay a wreath at the Memorial while “Amazing Grace” is performed on the bag pipes by Forest Cormany. The ceremony will conclude with the playing of echo “Taps”.

Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 2007, the granite walls of the City’s Veterans Memorial include the engraved names of eight Moreno Valley soldiers killed in action. Pavers surrounding the monument include the names of both current and veteran military personnel. Additionally, Memorial Day is the first installation of seven military appreciation banners honoring Moreno Valley residents who are currently serving in the military. These banners will be displayed on the street light poles on Cactus Avenue between Elsworth Street and Heacock Street.

For additional information regarding the Memorial, Paver program, or Military Appreciation Banner program, please contact the Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department at 951.413.3701.

For more information about the Memorial Day ceremony, call 951.413.3030.

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