Although public patriotic celebrations have been limited in the last few years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cambria American Legion Post 432 invites the public to join us on Monday, May 30, to honor the courageous military men and women who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. This year’s ceremony will commence at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Flag Memorial in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall parking lot (1000 Main Street). Randy Schwalbe will provide the audio system, Karina Tiwana will lead the color guard, and Jana Reed, a Lieutenant Colonel. in the Air Force Reserve, will speak.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May and is a time to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. Originally called Decoration Day following the American Civil War, it was established to honor the fallen soldiers for both the Union and the Confederate armies. Over time, it was expanded to honor all of our fallen veterans.
Following the memorial service, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 432 will prepare and provide hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone who attends. Food is free to all veterans, and a donation of $7 is suggested for non-veterans.