City of Irvine to Honor our Nation’s Fallen with Memorial Day Events

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events to pay tribute to America’s fallen: the Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, May 26, and the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park on Monday, May 27. The community is invited to these events to pay their respects and honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation.

Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony
On Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m., a special candle lighting ceremony will be held at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. To honor our military fallen, we will be joined by guest speaker Rudy Reyes, a Force Recon Marine who served our nation as a member of lead combat forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the 1st Recon Battalion. The ceremony is held in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Northwood Community Park is at 4531 Bryan Ave., Irvine.

Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m., the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. A Commanding Officer from Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion will speak to pay tribute to our military fallen. Guests will have the opportunity to honor family and friends, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, by posting a brief remembrance on a memory board at the event. Cards will be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to members of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion. Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is at 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. For better access to the event, please enter the parking lot located on Harvard Avenue at San Juan.

For more information about Memorial Day events in the City of Irvine, please call 949-724-6606 or visit