Memorial Day ceremonies in Downey

DOWNEY – Downey will host two separate Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. The first event, at the historic Downey Cemetery, begins at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will feature remarks by the cemetery district trustees, a wreath laying, a rifle salute by American Legion Post 270 and the playing of Taps.

A free shuttle service will take attendees from the Lakewood Boulevard Green Line parking lot to the cemetery. The bus will deliver riders to the ceremony site and return them to the Green Line parking lot at the conclusion of the program.

The ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall and Garden and will last approximately one hour.

For more information, call Lorena Arellano at (562) 904-7223.

The second ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the veterans fountain outside City Hall.

Festivities include a patriotic reading, invocation, the posting of colors, and Taps.

For more details, call (562) 904-7238 or go to



Published: May 22, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 06