Solana Beach celebrates Memorial Day May 25 with public ceremony

The city of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 will co-host a Memorial Day ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 25, at La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue. Camp Pendleton Young Marines will be the honor guard. Master Sergeant Julian Gonzales will be the guest speaker, as well as Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner and Randy Treadway, Post Commander for VFW Post 5431.

The Santa Fe Christian School Band will perform patriotic songs. A special “Doves From Heaven” release will be provided by Joe and Leslie Irwin. The Veterans Memorial wall, which honors the service of all Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be available for viewing. Donation information, and design renderings of the new Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park will be available for viewing. Docents from the Civic and Historical Society will be on hand to conduct tours of the Historical Museum. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public. Call 858-720-2453.