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Memorial Day Celebrations Across The San Gabriel Valley

By Andrew Paul Bettridge

El Monte

Memorial Day……a day to remember those we have lost and those we still have with us, who have fought for what we have today and protected this great country of ours from enemies, both foreign and domestic. Whether it is here in the states or half way across the planet protecting us, all military personnel deserve a day of remembrance. From Monrovia to South El Monte, Memorial Day celebrations were abundant in every city and every cemetery in the San Gabriel Valley and across the nation. There were stories told by veterans and current service members at the Annual Memorial Ceremony at Tony Arceo Park by the City Of El Monte; at the Live Oak Cemetery on Duarte Road by the Allied Veterans Council; and the small but memorable ceremony on the front lawn of South El Monte City Hall. Veterans came out to receive the appreciation from their communities and local dignitaries from across several districts. Wreaths were presented at the local memorials as a tribute to those we have lost in wars past and present. When you see a service member, please go up to them and thank them for their service and for protecting this great country of ours, both then and now.  We Salute You All!

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