- Business Advocacy
A service of memory for Memorial Day will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave.
The City of Alhambra and Alhambra American Legion Post 139 will present a service of memory for Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial portion, northwest corner, of Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave.
This yearly event is a national holiday, commemorated in communities across the country. The Alhambra observance includes the presentation of colors, the singing of the National Anthem, and the playing of Taps.
It is all in honor of the supreme sacrifice, what President Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion” made by those known, and unknown, for the nation’s security and freedoms. While dedicated to all fallen servicemen and women, the service particularly remembers those heroes who lived in Alhambra.
Light refreshments will be served before and after the ceremony. The American Legion Post 139, under the leadership of Commander Gilbert Cardoza, will host a post-ceremony reception at its headquarters, 24 N. Stoneman Ave. Mr. Cardoza has been active in Alhambra’s American Legion Post 139 and is gratified to see the Memorial Day event become increasingly well attended. Alhambra’s American Legion Post was chartered in 1924 after World War I and has been a proud fixture in Alhambra ever since.
For more information about the Memorial Day observances in Alhambra, call 626-570-3242, visit www.cityofalhambra.com, or contact American Legion Post 139 at 626-576-9584.