Our Escondido Elks Lodge is not having ceremonies on Memorial Day — which is next Monday —
May 29th. However, we have included information below concerning two events which might interest some of our members.
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony and BBQ at the Escondido American Legion at 12 noon on Memorial Day.
All are invited — donations are accepted. (There will be no ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery this year.)
We have also received information regarding:
ON-LINE MEMORIAL DAY 2021 PROGRAM
National cemeteries in San Diego will not offer live Memorial Day services again this year —
but you can view the 2021 service on-line beginning on May 27.
To watch the 25-minute Memorial Day service, please go to www.miramarcemetery.org to find the link to the on-line program.
The 25-minute program honors military and VA nurses who care for our service members on the battlefield and in peacetime. Guest speakers are:
- Brigadier General Jeannine Ryder, chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps
- Greta L. Hamilton, Director, Fort Rosecrans & Miramar National Cemeteries
- Miramar Young Marines Sgt. Maj. Sophia Righthouse
The program, titled “Dear to My Heart,” honors military and VA nurses. It features photos and action film of soldiers on the battlefield, nurses treating the wounded behind the lines, and in military and VA hospitals. A bugler will sound “Taps” from Arlington Cemetery.
For more details about the Memorial Day 2021 on-line service,
please open the attached document.
The Memorial Day program is sponsored by Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation.