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City of Moreno Valley to Host Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28

Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Moreno Valley will host the 11th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28 to honor the sacrifices of our military men and women who selflessly laid down their lives defending our freedoms.

“It is important for the community to come together to honor the sacrifices made by our service men and women, and their families,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “As a nation and as a community, we must always remember the high price of freedom - and those who paid that very dear price."

Mayor Gutierrez will preside over the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at 2 p.m. The Veterans Memorial is located at the Moreno Valley Civic Center, 14177 Frederick Street, between the Conference and Recreation Center and the Public Safety Building.

Colonel Matthew J. Burger, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, will deliver the keynote address.

Other special guests will include:

  • Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca
  • Council Member Jeffrey Giba
  • Council Member David Marquez
  • Council Member Ulises Cabrera
  • Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard
  • Moreno Valley Master Chorale
  • Student Speaker, Malia Hernandez, Vista Heights Middle School
  • Vocalist, Bernard Dafney, Sandals Church

A reception with light refreshments and a display of student artwork in honor of fallen heroes will be held immediately after the ceremony.

For more information about the Memorial Day Ceremony and other events, please visit the City of Moreno Valley events page.

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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3045 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.