This year, Memorial Day falls on May 29th. Have you made plans yet? If you’re looking for a Memorial Day activity in Lakewood, consider stopping by the Memorial Day tribute at Del Valle Park. Here’s some information directly from the City of Lakewood website:
The ceremony includes laying of wreaths at the Veterans Memorial and remarks from Lakewood’s mayor and other dignitaries. A highlight each year is the reading the stirring poem, “The Boys of Del Valle Park,” authored by Lakewood resident Dennis Lander.
Lakewood City Council Members attend along with hundreds of local residents and members of American Legion, Post 496; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Memorial Post 8615; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 19 and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 756. A musical tribute is usually included to honor those who have served in the armed forces. In past years, the nationally recognized Lakewood High School Naval Junior ROTC has presented our nation’s flag.
Expect parking to be available along Woodruff Avenue, as well as on Arbor Road and Henrilee Street. Neighboring residents are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the park as spaces are limited.
This event is free and is open to the public.
This annual Lakewood event is recorded each year in a photo collection within Lakewood’s Community Gallery. Images can be viewed, downloaded and emailed for free. To save a photo to your computer, right-click on the desired image.