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Palmdale to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Fallen Soldiers

PALMDALE - The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 11 am at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 East Avenue S in Palmdale. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

Assemblyman Tom Lackey will offer welcoming remarks and introduce the dignitaries. Major Conrad Hernandez, Commander of Highland High School’s Air Force JROTC will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Local organizations participating in the Memorial Day event include Highland High School Air Force JROTC, American Legion Post 348, Elks Lodge 2027, VFW Post 3552, 348 Auxiliary, The American Legion Riders, the Blue Star Mothers of America – CA-14, and Palmdale Veterans Honor Guard. The ceremony will include the raising of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance, invocation and benediction by chaplain Gary Bassett, the National Anthem, Table of Honor Ceremony, laying of wreaths and a salute to veterans. The ceremony will conclude with taps. The Memorial Day Ceremony is free and open to the public. The AVSOA comprises more than 30 area service clubs and encourages the community to participate in their events. Each year, the AVSOA in involved in the services for Memorial Day, Flag Day and POW-MIA Day Immediately following the ceremony, there will be an observance held at the old Palmdale Cemetery, located at 20th St. East. For more information, please call 661/267-5611. 

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