Every year on the last Monday of the month we celebrate Memorial Day, which commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.
There are quite a few events going on in the OC area as well as LA. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Memorial Day - May 26, 2014 - marks the 16th annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5k, and 10K, Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. This favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities! With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone! All events and the Finish Line Expo will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014.
The half marathon, 5K and 10K both start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center.
Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 26 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Mission Viejo Civic Center
The City will honor those who lost their lives while serving our nation. American Heroes Tribute banners will be on display at the Civic Center beginning mid-May.
Pretend City Open Full Day in Honor of Memorial Day!
Members Only Hour 9:00-10:00a.m. - General Admission Hours 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Location: 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618
Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel
The Queen Mary will offer FREE admission to all U.S. active and retired military personnel on Memorial Day. General Admission includes a self-guided tour and the Ghosts & Legends Show.
Memorial Day Monday, 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Free for retired and active military with ID, regular price for all others
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Four day festival celebrating everything to do with the humble strawberry. Carnival rides, pageants, Strawberry Idol karaoke contest, Red-Head Roundup Contest, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant, and, of course, a strawberry-themed parade on Saturday.
Memorial Day Weekend, Friday through Monday
Location: The Festival is held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, CA