DOWNEY -- Downey Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony May 30 at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will feature a wreath-laying; rifle salute by American Legion Post 270; speakers from the Downey Police Department; songs by Ward, Price and Stauffer ASPIRE students; the reading of winning essays written by elementary students; and the playing of Taps.
The essay contest was open to Lewis Elementary fourth and fifth graders, as well as Stauffer Middle School students enrolled in the ASPIRE after-school program.
The ceremony will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Wall and will last about one hour.
Guests should park at the Green Line transit station and take a complimentary roundtrip shuttle to the cemetery.
For questions about the Memorial Day program, call Lorena Arellano at (562) 299-6827 or (562) 904-7223.