Memorial Day in Orange County

Tomorrow is the day to remember the U.S. men and women who have lost their lives serving our country. The Orange County Register published this list of the Orange County and Camp Pendelton troop killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001.

To see photos of the fallen, and to find links to stories about their deaths, go to

Here is a list of things to do tomorrow, on Memorial Day:

Anaheim: 11 a.m. at Anaheim Cemetery, 1400 E. Sycamore St. Speakers: Orange County Supervisor Lou Correa and Anaheim Councilman Bob Hernandez. Refreshments to follow at American Legion Post 72, 936 N. Lemon St. (714) 776-5585.

Brea: 11 a.m. at Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary, 455 W. Central Ave. Speaker: Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow. Also: “Avenue of the Flags,” music, 21-gun salute, taps, retiring of colors. (714) 529-3961.

Buena Park: 10 a.m. at Bellis Park, 7171 Eighth St. Speaker: Silver Star recipient Scott Montoya. Also: Marine color guard, 21-gun salute, wreath-laying, taps. Preceded by $2 continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Free luncheon to follow at Knights of Columbus, 8410 Kass Drive. (714) 883-1836.

Capistrano Beach: 10 a.m. at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano. Speaker: Marine Col. Patrick M. O’Donogue. (949) 496-8854.

Costa Mesa: 11 a.m. at Harbor Lawn-Mount Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Ave. Speaker: Orange County Treasurer Tax-Collector John Moorlach. Also: All American Boys Chorus, wreath-laying, taps, 21-gun salute, 100-dove release. Free hot dogs and soda after service. (714) 540-5554.

Corona del Mar: 11 a.m. at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive. Speaker: Retired Brig. Gen. Ronald B. Flynn. Also: wreath-laying, music, dove release. (949) 644-2700.

Cypress: 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, 4471 Lincoln Ave. Speaker: Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Paul E. Mock. Also: Richard Gross portraying Gen. Douglas MacArthur, reading of the Gettysburg Address, music, 21-gun salute, wreath-laying, taps. (800) 204-3131.

Fullerton: 10 a.m. at Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 E. Bastanchury Road. Speaker: Navy Rear Adm. James A. Symonds, arriving by helicopter. Also: wreath-laying, taps, 21-gun salute. (714) 871-2412.

Huntington Beach: 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Cemetery, 8301 Talbert Ave. English-Spanish liturgy; the Rev. Martin Heip Nguyen presides. (714) 847-8546.

Huntington Beach: 11 a.m. at Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Tribute to Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse, killed last month in Iraq. In attendance: U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Assemblyman Tom Harman, Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva, Mayor Dave Sullivan.

Irvine: 9 a.m. at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza. Flag service.

Irvine: 7 p.m. at Northwood Community Park, Yale and Bryan avenues. Candle-lighting, music, 21-gun salute, taps. (949) 551-1985.

La Palma: 10 a.m. at Eternal Flame monument, 7822 Walker St. Speaker: California National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Lasser. Also: music. (714) 690-3350.

Lake Forest: 10 a.m. at Ascension Cemetery, 24754 Trabuco Road. Liturgy with the Rev. Martin Benzonj presiding. (949) 837-1331.

Lake Forest: 11 a.m. at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road. Speaker: retired Marine Lt. Col. Vanda K. Bresnan. Also: music, color guard, wreath-laying. (949) 951-9102.

Orange: 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 Santiago Canyon Road. English-Spanish liturgy with Bishop Jaime Soto presiding. (714) 532-6551.

San Clemente: 11 a.m. at Community Center, 100 Calle Seville. Speakers: Marine Lt. Col. John Anderson and Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Bill Hunt. Also: color guards, student chorus, “History of the Poppy” by George Key, wreath-laying. (949) 361-8264.

San Clemente: 2 p.m. at Semper Fi Park, Avenida Victoria. Music by 1st Marine Division Band. (949) 361-8264.

San Juan Capistrano: 9 a.m. service hosted by VFW Post 3801 at Old Cemetery, Ortega Highway and Avenida Los Cerritos. Flag ceremony to follow at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, Camino Capistrano and Yorba Street. (949) 240-8866.

San Juan Capistrano: Noon to 6 p.m. at Swallows Inn, 31785 Camino Capistrano. Military fundraiser and barbecue. (949) 493-3188.

Santa Ana: 10 a.m. at Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 E. Santa Clara Ave. Speaker: Army Spec. Victor Thibeault, recipient of Silver Star and Purple Heart. Also: music, wreath-laying, essay by Santiago High School student Danette Luzo. (714) 953-2959.

Santa Ana: 10:30 a.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Ave. Speakers: retired Marine Col. Jim Ritchie and retired Marine Lt. Col. Tom Wall. Also: music, fly-over by antique airplanes, 21-gun salute, taps, antique car display, free hot dogs and soda. (714) 633-1442.

Seal Beach: 11 a.m. at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, 800 Seal Beach Blvd. Speaker: Navy Capt. Michael E. McLaughlin of Submarine Squadron 11. Also: bell ringing for all 52 submarines lost in World War II. (562) 626-7215 or

Westminster: 1 p.m. at Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Speakers: Assemblyman Tom Harman and Westminster Mayor Margie Rice. Also: Marine and high school honor guards, wreath-laying, taps, free hot dogs and soda. (714) 893-2421.

Yorba Linda: 10 a.m. at Fire Station 10, 18422 E. Lemon Drive. Speakers: Mayor Mike Duvall and retired Brig. Gen. Tom Valenzuela.

Yorba Linda: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. Free admission and 2 p.m. performance by Placentia Symphonic Band. (714) 993-5075.

[List via OCReg]