Thursday, May 12, 2016

Celebrating Memorial Day at City of Irvine

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, when Americans honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation. The City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events to pay tribute to our nation’s fallen.

Northwood Memorial Candle-lighting Ceremony
On Sunday, May 29 at 4 p.m., a special candle-lighting ceremony will be held at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial. The ceremony, presented in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee, will include presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The Northwood Memorial is located at 4531 Bryan Ave.

Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m., the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board. Cards will also be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion.
For more information or to download a remembrance card, visit or call 949-724-6606. Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is at 4 Civic Center Plaza. Guests are encouraged to park in the lot at Harvard Avenue and San Juan Street.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 255,443, that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please  

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