Tag: Memorial Day

The Timing Was Perfect: Memorial Day 2019 in Monrovia
Community

The Timing Was Perfect: Memorial Day 2019 in Monrovia

By Susan Motander Every year (weather permitting) the Condor Squadron executes a flyover during the Allied Veterans’ Memorial Day services at Live Oak Memorial Park. This year, the timing was perfect. The Monrovia High School Band was playing “God Bless America” as the squadron made their first two passes over the cemetery. The band had just reached…

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day
Opinion

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day

By Dr. Edward C. Ortell Citrus College Governing Board Member It’s difficult to imagine the impact on a family when they lose a loved one in combat. For those of us who lived in America’s heartland during WWII, sight of two Casualty Assistance Officers (CAOs) in dress uniform coming down a country lane meant only…

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect
Opinion

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect

By U. S. Army Chaplain and PhD Nathan Graeser One year ago, I sat in a large field on Camp Bondsteel in what used to be Serbia, but now considered south Kosovo. My infantry brigade had deployed there as part of a NATO alliance. Most days were filled with counselings, services and briefings, but this day…

Memorial Day Poppies Available at Monrovia Public Library
Community

Memorial Day Poppies Available at Monrovia Public Library

Event at Live Oak Memorial Park, May 27 Memorial Day Poppies are now available at the Monrovia Library’s Circulation Desk along with a donation box for patrons to make a contribution of their choice for each poppy. The poppies are handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation and 100% of donations go to…

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