MEMORIAL Day Commemoration Service



April 2017, WW II Veteran Jack Green at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, Germany 


Monday May 29, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. the Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment #1038 and the American Legion Post #584, will offer a special program commemorating the sacrifices of the United States military personnel who have died serving the United States of America.

The Memorial Commemoration Service Keynote Speaker for the solemn event will be the Brigade Commander Colonel Melton of Fort Irwin, California.  

Honored Guest is a World War II, U.S. Army, Purple Heart Recipient, Jack Green. His son, John Green will share some details of their recent trip to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, Germany where 5,076 U.S. Soldiers are buried.

The 2017 ceremony will begin at 10:00 A.M. with a bagpipe tribute, performed by Major Nelson Reynolds, USAF retired. Major Nelson has supported the Big Bear Valley Memorial Day Ceremonies for many years and is honored to participate  every year.

The community is cordially invited to join Veterans and families of service personnel, as well as first responders, past and present to join in the procession and ceremony at the Big Bear Lake Veterans Park.


Additional participants in the ceremonies are:

California Assembly 33rd District Jay Obernolte

City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Bill Jahn

Big Bear Mortuary

U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard - MCLB Barstow

American Legion Post #584

Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post #584

Reverend Tom Goodman of the American Legion Post #584 

Cub Scout Troop #49

Voice Male-  Big Bear High School Students under the direction of  Diane Sloan Kubeja 

Veterans Park is located in Big Bear Lake, California at the intersection of Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road, Lake-side.