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Memorial Day Observances

Cities across Orange County will pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for their country. Here is a selection of the services and programs planned for Monday:

ANAHEIM

Where: Anaheim Cemetery, 1400 E. Sycamore St.

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

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What: Guest speaker former Rep. Robert K. Dornan; co-hosted by Anaheim American Legion Post 72 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173; free refreshments at Legion Post, 936 N. Lemon St.

Information: (714) 635-7960

BREA

Where: Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary, 455 W. Central Ave.

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Flag dedication ceremony for veterans

Information: (714) 529-3961

BUENA PARK

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Where: Bellis Park, 7171 8th St. at Knott Avenue

When: Monday, 7-9 a.m.

What: Pancake breakfast ($3 per person); 10 a.m. service with guest speakers Maj. Henry Kunkel, retired Marine Corps pilot, and Rebecca Simon, high school freshman and oratory champion; luncheon follows; donations benefit Buena Park Boys and Girls Club; hosted by Knights of Columbus with local veterans, civic groups

Information: (714) 522-0431

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CORONA DEL MAR

Where: Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Color guard, bagpipes and release of homing doves; keynote speaker is World War II bomber pilot George Grupe; honoring Michael Robert Mangan, Distinguished Service Cross recipient who died saving lives of soldiers in Vietnam in 1968, and World War II Navy dive bomber pilot Don Lewis, winner of the Navy Cross; hosted by Newport Beach American Legion Post 291

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Information: (949) 673-5070 or (949) 721-8090

COSTA MESA

Where: Harbor Lawn Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Ave.

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

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What: Guest speaker retired Army Col. Samuel “Art” Martinez (former president of Orange Coast College); music by All-American Boys Chorus of Costa Mesa and dedication of living memorial to all veterans who died during the Korean War

Information: (714) 540-5554

CYPRESS

Where: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4471 Lincoln Ave.

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When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Guest speaker National Guard Gen. Edmund C. Zysk, commander, 40th Infantry Division; color guard parade representing 15 veterans groups will salute those who served from Spanish-American War through Operation Desert Storm, Somalia and Bosnia; sponsored by VFW Post 9847

Information: (213) 254-3131

FULLERTON

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Where: Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 E. Bastanchury Road

When: Monday, 10 a.m.

What: Salute to armed forces firefighters; featured speaker is Ronny J. Coleman, California fire marshal and chief deputy director of state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Information: (714) 738-6317

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Where: Huntington Beach Veterans Memorial at City Hall, 2000 Main St.

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Keynote speaker retired Col. James Ghormley; military color guard, rifle squad and patriotic songs

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Information: (714) 968-9591

LAGUNA BEACH

Where: Heisler Park, 400 N. Cliff Drive

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

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What: Guest speaker retired Marine Corps Col. William Barber; Laguna Beach High School band will perform at 10:30 a.m.; hosted by American Legion Post 222 and VFW Post 5868

Information: (949) 494-4801

LAGUNA HILLS

Where: Leisure World-Laguna Hills, 23522 Paseo de Valencia, at flag pole near administration building

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When: Monday, 1:30 p.m.

What: Hosted by American Legion Post 257; poppies will be sold to raise money for veterans

Information: (949) 597-4369

LAKE FOREST

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Where: El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Local veterans organizations, tributes to veterans, stories of American history and patriotic music

Information: (949) 951-8244

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ORANGE

Where: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Road

When: Monday, 10 a.m.

What: Catholic mass

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Information: (714) 532-6551

SAN CLEMENTE

Where: Community Center grounds, 100 N. Calle Seville at Avenida del Mar

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

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What: Guest speaker Chief Warrant Officer Jim Gehris (also commands Young Marines youth organization at Camp Pendleton); hosted by Military Order of the World Wars

Information: (949) 361-1565

SANTA ANA

Where: Fairhaven Memorial Park, 1702 Fairhaven Ave.

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When: Monday, 10 a.m.

What: Guest speakers include Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert Magnus, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and county Supervisor Jim Silva; Marine Corps Color Guard, firing party and patriotic music

Information: (714) 633-1442

WESTMINSTER

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Where: Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd.

When: Monday, 11 a.m.

What: Inspirational speakers and music; free hot dogs and sodas

Information: (714) 893-2421

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Source: Individual cities; Researched by DEBRA CANO / For The Times


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