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.