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City of Irvine Pays Tribute to Nation’s Fallen with Memorial Day Events

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

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The City of Irvine is hosting two Memorial Day events to pay tribute to America’s fallen: the Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, and the annual Memorial Day Celebration at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park on Monday, May 28. The community is invited to these events to pay their respects and honor those who have given their lives while defending our nation.

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Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony
On Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m., a special candle lighting ceremony will be held at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. The ceremony, held in partnership with the Northwood Memorial Committee, will include presentations by Gold Star families. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Northwood Community Park is at 4531 Bryan Ave., Irvine.

Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m., the City of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the Formal Garden at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. Guests will have the opportunity to honor family and friends who have died in the line of duty by posting a brief remembrance on a memory board at the event. Cards will be available for well-wishers to send a message of appreciation and support to members of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion. Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is at 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. For better access to the event, please enter the parking lot located on Harvard Avenue at San Juan.

For more information about Memorial Day events in the City of Irvine, please call 949-724-6606 or visit cityofirvine.org/specialevents.


Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 267,086 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.  

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