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Memorial Day Service at Imperial Beach California in Veterans Park on May 30th, 2016

May 31, 2016 09:29PM ● Published by Paul Spear

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Imperial Beach Community Pays Tribute to the Fallen at their Annual Memorial Day Service at Imperial Beach California in Veterans Park on May 30th, 2016.


 LIke the men that had fallen in service to their country, nothing like a little drizzle was going to stop the Community of Imperial Beach from coming out and paying tribute to their fallen soldiers that defended our country's freedoms at this Memorial Day Service in Veterans Park in Imperial Beach, California this overcast and misty Monday morning.

Presiding Officer, Sergio Frost, of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 289 (FRA #289) opened the Service Monday morning. With the Color Guard bringing in the flags the "Pledge of Allegiance"  was said, the Chaplan said some words and then short speeches were made including that of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina. 

 The guest speaker, Commander Patrick H. O'Mahoney gave a ten minutes speech and reminding the audience their that our loved one that dies defending our country did so that we could have our freedoms. For us to live our lives to the fullest. And celebrate them for what they did for us! Throw a big steak on the BBQ and have a celebrations to their lives! He said that this is the methods the the Greeks and Romans used to honor their fallen.

Later, tribute was paid by individuals to their fallen as their names were read, the bell was rung and their loved ones came up and said some words for them and then flowers were placed on a table in front of the audience. 







Both Men and Women were honored and a table was in place to represent those that haven't come home yet, those still missing and the hope that one day they return.   


Honor Guard was there from the 82nd Airborne and shot off a 7 Gun Salute for the fallen.

After that the service wrapped up. Half of the Flowers were given to a Women's Home and the other half were taken and dropped of the end of the Imperial Beach Pier.

The Fra #289 then invited them to come over to the lodge were they were serving Sloppy Joes and had a bunch pf other  tasty treats such as cookies and cake.

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Memorial Day Service at Imperial Beach California in Veterans Park on May 30th, 2016

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