Each year, Forest Lawn’s annual Memorial Day Commemoration brings thousands of viewers to all six of its Southern California memorial parks to honor military members who have given their lives to protect our country. 

While the stay-at-home restrictions will keep the memorial parks from hosting Memorial Day commemorations in person, Forest Lawn will hold a live virtual celebration on Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. (which will also be available for later viewing) via Facebook live.

Featured performers and speakers include:

• Scottish Bagpipes and Drums by Harry Farrar

• Patriotic music performances

• Presidential proclamation read by Ismael Guzman, US Marines

• Special message from LA City Hall from Controller Ron Galperin

• Opening and closing remarks, an invocation and benediction, patriotic spoken word, and more 

For those interested in day-of coverage, the event will take place at Forest Lawn Glendale, which provides space for socially distanced coverage.

In addition to Memorial Day, Forest Lawn is making plans to bring their acclaimed series of virtual events to  their communities across Southern California for the remainder of the year. The memorial park remains committed to helping their communities through this challenging time with virtual funeral services, expert grief counselors, and of course, six picturesque locations ready to welcome families and friends to visit the gravesites of loved ones or the public to enjoy scenic, socially distanced walks.

For further information, visit Forest Lawn at: https://www.facebook.com/ForestLawn/