City of Irvine Pays Tribute to Nation’s Fallen with Memorial Day Events

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Monday, May 8, 2017
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 28, and the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park on Monday, May 29. 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 28, at 4 p.m., a special candle lighting ceremony will be held at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. The ceremony, held in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee, will include a dedication ceremony for the expansion of the memorial site and presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Northwood Community Park is at 4531 Bryan Ave., Irvine. 
Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 29, 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. Guests will have the opportunity to honor family and friends who have died 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. The ceremony will also include a special presentation by Concordia University Irvine. Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is at 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. Guests are encouraged to park in the lot at Harvard Avenue and San Juan Street.
For more information about Memorial Day events in the City of Irvine, please call 949-724-6606 or visit