‚Äč We Remember Them With Honor

 

 

The national day of remembrance of those who died while in the armed services of the United States of America, Memorial Day will be commemorated in Big Bear Lake, California Monday, May 25th 2020, only by a static display at the Big Bear Lake Veterans Memorial Park.     

USAF retired Major Nelson Reynolds will return to Veterans Park to set the tone with a patriotic bagpipe rendition. 

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte of Big Bear Lake will preside over a private Wreath Laying at the Gold Star Memorial. At a previous Memorial Day ceremony Assemblyman Obernolte reminded everyone, “After World War I, Decoration Day was renamed Memorial Day, and the focus of the day was expanded to honor the memories of soldiers who have died in all American wars.”   

Ever since then our nation has paid tribute on this day to the lives of all service men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Obernolte feels strongly, that it is fitting that ‘we’ should do this!  

President John F. Kennedy said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, and the men it remembers.”

Monday’s observance is hosted by the City of Big Bear Lake and the Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment #1038, the park is open to the public. Visitors are welcome from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon, when the respective flags will be ceremoniously returned to full staff by the Big Bear Boy Scout Troop #49 and Cub Scout Pack #49. 

The City requests that all visitors be respectful of social distancing guidelines. The Veterans Park is located on Big Bear Boulevard, at Knickerbocker Road lakeside, in Big Bear Lake.