- Business Advocacy
May 27 is a national holiday for the remembrance of military personnel who died while serving the country during war time. The City of Alhambra joined with local American Legion Post 139 to host a ceremony in honor of the dead and all who served the country’s military. The day is remembered in Alhambra every year as veterans and family members join with the community to commemorate these fallen who gave “the last full measure of devotion.”
The emcee for the day was Alhambra Police Chief Timothy Vu. Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler and American Legion 1st Vice Officer Michael Berru presented the traditional floral wreath, which is used to honor fallen soldiers the world over.
This was followed by an Invocation, Posting of the Colors by the Alhambra Police Honor Guard, and playing of the national anthem by the Alhambra High School Mighty Moors Marching Band.
Members of Cub Scout Pack 261, Girl Scout Troop 7121, and Boy Scout Troop 201 led the Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by the introduction of dignitaries present, which included California State Assemblyman Ed Chau and State Senator Susan Rubio.
American Legion Post 139 Commander Gil Cardoza commemorated the fallen and presided over the lowering of the flag to half-staff in their honor while a bugler played the haunting melody of Taps.
After the final Invocation, Chief Vu thanked everyone for attending and invited all the military veterans to come forward for group pictures. Refreshments were served after the ceremony. Post 139 invited all in attendance to gather at the Post 139 headquarters at 24 N. Stoneman for a reception and lunch. The reception was well attended by the community, especially veterans and their families.