A Memorial Day community celebration will be held at Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday.
The entire community is invited. The theme is “Remembering those who have lost their lives for their country and a special remembrance of Vietnam.”
Memorial Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the more than over 1,258,000 Americans that have given their life for their country during wartime and conflicts around the globe defending freedom and our way of life. Over 58,000 died in Vietnam and more than 1,600 remain Missing in Action in Vietnam. Over 42 million citizens have served this country during these times of conflict.
This year’s speakers include four living heroes and residents of Los Alamos who all served in Vietnam during the height of the conflict. They include Leland Lehman, Nick Mezins, Ed Miller and Dennis Hawley. They will all briefly share their experience to honor the fallen.
Lunch and socializing to remember the fallen will be available at the conclusion of the ceremony at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Drive.