The annual Memorial Day Celebration at Guaje Pines Cemetery is 11 a.m., Monday, May 26. This year’s event is organized by the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Donald A. Larson Assembly 0688 of Los Alamos.
The event, “The Courage to Serve and Those That Gave All,” will be introduced by Master of Ceremonies Sir Knight Tony Colletti, Faithful Navigator. The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will present the colors. Father Glenn Jones will give the Invocation and Benediction.
The Ceremony will include a Fly Over by the Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol. Singers Rachel Anaya, Jeff Kolski and Clara Szymanski will provide music.
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will read a State Proclamation and Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodger will read a County Proclamation, followed by the placing of the wreaths.
Guest of Honor, Major General (retired) USAR Doug Anson will address the gathering. Anson is director of the Department of Defense Strategic Development in the Strategic Outcomes Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has worked at LANL for more than 20 years. He also recently retired as a Major General, US Army Reserves, after serving for 33 years including 23 years on active duty.
Following Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony, all participants and those present are cordially invited to the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road for remembrance and socializing.