Monday May 30
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Monday MEMORIAL DAY May 30th, the Big Bear Valley Marine
Corps League Detachment #1038 and The American Legion Post #584 together have coordinated
the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony, commemorating the sacrifices of the United
States Military Personnel, who have died in our Nation’s service.
The Marine Corps League and The
American Legion Post invite everyone to join Veterans and Families of Armed
Service Personnel and 1st Responders, past and present to
participate in the procession and ceremony at Big Bear Lake Veterans Park.
The Memorial Day morning ceremony
will begin on-time, at 10:00 A.M. with a bagpipe tribute, performed by Major
Nelson Reynolds, United States Air Force Retired. Speaking for the Big Bear
Valley, we pay homage to Major Nelson for the many years he has supported the
Big Bear Valley Memorial Day Ceremony with his bagpipe renditions.
enjoy Special Music by the Unaccompanied
Minors by our own Big Bear High School Students, and Students of Director Diane
Other special ceremony participants
will be: Marine Corps League Color Guard and American
Legion Honor Guard, The Scout Troop 1468, the Boy Scout Troop 49 & 1845, Cub
Scout Troop 49, the Big Bear Mortuary, Reverend Tom Goodman of the American
Legion Post #584, the City of Big Bear Lake Mayor David Caretto,
and the Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post 584.
The keynote Memorial Day Speaker
is Sergeant Major Michael J. Hendges. The Major comes to Big Bear Lake from
Twenty-nine Palms where recently he is Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twenty-nine Palms, California for duty as the MAGTFTC / MCAGCC Sergeant
Major. Previously, Major Hendges was 3rd
Marine Logistics Group, Camp Kinser, Okinawa Group Sergeant Major, since
Hendges personal decorations
include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award),
Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 2 Combat Distinguishing Devices (5th award),
Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2nd award), Good
Conduct medal (8th award), Sea Service Deployment ribbon (10th award)
and the Drill Instructor ribbon.
About Sergeant Major U
S Marine Corps visit: http://www.bigbearlake.net/ETNews
The Big Bear Lake
Veterans Park is located in Big Bear Lake next-door to and west of Community
Church by the Lake, at Knickerbocker Road & Big Bear Boulevard. It’s suggested that guests arrive early to
locate parking spaces at the church or across the street at First Mountain