Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for Americans to honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation. The City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events in honor of our nation’s fallen:
Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony
On Sunday, May 24, in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee, a special candle lighting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial and will include presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The Northwood Memorial is located at 4531 Bryan Avenue, Irvine.
Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 25, the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to pay tribute to fallen military service members from 10-11:30 a.m. at Colonel 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 211/Marine Battalion.
For more information, or to download a pre-made remembrance card, visit cityofirvine.org or call 949-724-6606. Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is located at 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. Guests are encouraged to park in the lot at Harvard Avenue and San Juan Street.