PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, located at 2200 East Avenue S in Palmdale.
The event is free and open to the public.
Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford will offer welcoming remarks and introduce the dignitaries. Bobby Breech, AVSOA Chairman will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Local organizations participating in the Memorial Day event are Highland High School Air Force JROTC, Sons of the American Legion Post 311, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Post 348, Elks Lodge 2027, VFW Post 3552, and a Color Guard.
Remarks will be made by Bobby Breech-AVSOA Chairman, John E.A. Clark-Sons of the American Legion Post 311, Viola Lawrence-Registrar, Daughters of the American Revolution; Bruce Robertson, Richard Hayes-Commander American Legion Post 348; Wes Snow-Past Exalted Ruler Elks Lodge 2027; Gary Bassett, Terry Hopper-Commander VFW Post 3552.
The ceremony will include the raising of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance, invocation and benediction by John E.A. Clark, National Anthem, Table of Honor Ceremony, laying of wreaths and a salute to veterans. The ceremony will conclude with taps.
Immediately following the ceremony, there will be an observance held at the old Palmdale Cemetery, located at 20th Street East.
For more information on this event, call 661-267-5904.
The AVSOA comprises more than 30 area service clubs and encourages the community to participate in their events. Each year, the AVSOA implements services for Memorial Day, Flag Day POW-MIA Day, and Veterans Day.