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San Juan Capistrano Memorial Day Ceremony
10 a.m.-noon. VFW Serra Post 3801 hosts its annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Field of Honor flag display in Los Rios Park. The traditional ceremony is open to the public and includes an invocation, keynote speaker and comments from the VFW, city dignitaries, Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, visit, email or call 949.248.9468.

Dana Point Annual Memorial Day Service
10 a.m. Join the City of Dana Point and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 on Monday for their annual Memorial Day commemoration service. This year’s event will pay special recognition to Vietnam War Veterans, as part of the National 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The Marine Color Guard from Marine Aircraft Group 39 will participate in the festivities, as will classical trumpeter David Longoria and the Post 9934 rifle team. The ceremony will include the traditional “boots and rifle” ritual by members of the Dana Point VFW. The ceremony will take place at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano. For more information, visit

San Clemente Memorial Day Observances
11 a.m.-2 p.m. The city of San Clemente and The Heritage Foundation of San Clemente will host Memorial Day observance events on May 30. The city’s events will take place at 11 a.m. and conclude at noon, and the Heritage Foundation’s events will take place at 2 p.m. at Park Semper Fi.

Family Style Memorial Day BBQ
1-6 p.m. Live music and Memorial Day BBQ at The Swallow’s Inn. 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.3188,

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  • Memorial Days always bring back so many memories. For me it is of World War II. My husband was a fighter/bomber pilot in the British Royal Air Force. I was with the British Admiralty. Our war began September 3rd 1939. Air raid sirens sounded that very night. Thankfully no bombs. We did not meet until the end of that war which was long and busy and for my husband sent him to America at one time where he trained at Pensacola for a time. He flew over many areas in Europe including 75 missions over Germany. That was rather a lot and when he died ten years ago he still had Nazi ant-aircraft shrapnel in him. He had several medals which the RAF sent to him a few years ago with the ribbons. I kept them in my dressing table drawer. This year I was unable to take them out and think about those memories because a Home Help Person had stolen them. I wonder what she did with them. I can’t imagine that kind of mind and cannot prove who was responsible since I was too sick for two years or more. However I still have all the memories of seventy years of marriage and being in this country for the last sixty in several states. It is a wonderful country and driving Route 66 was always a lot of fun.
    Blessings to all Veterans from a World War II vet who is still walking and talking.

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