AMERICAN LEGION News:
This year’s Memorial Day community celebration will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Guaje Pines Cemetery.
We welcome the entire community to attend. The theme is “Remembering those who have lost their lives for their country and a special remembrance of Vietnam.”
Memorial Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the more than 1,258,000 Americans who have given their life for their country during wartime and conflicts around the globe defending freedom and our way of life.
More than 58,000 died in Vietnam and more than 1,600 remain Missing in Action in Vietnam. More than 42 million citizens have served this great country during these times of conflict.
This year’s speakers include four living heroes and residents of Los Alamos who served in Vietnam during the height of the conflict:
- Leland Lehman;
- Nick Mezins;
- Ed Miller; and
- Dennis Hawley.
Each hero will briefly share their experience to honor the fallen.
We would be honored to have the community join us for the ceremony at Guaje Pines. Lunch and socializing to remember the fallen will be available at the conclusion of the ceremony at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos.
This is a joint community presentation organized by a variety of service organizations to include the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874, Elks B. P. O.E. Lodge 2083, Los Alamos High School NJROTC, Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229, Knights of Columbus Assembly 0688, Daughters of the American Revolution, and a variety of other service organizations.
For questions or information, please contact the Post Commander, LtCol Bill Cooper, USMC (ret) at (505) 699-9347.