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Memorial Day Event Free to the Public at the Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission cordially invites you to join us as we reinvigorate a Los Angeles Memorial Day tradition on Monday, May 28 at 12 noon.
This event is free and open to the public, with gates opening at 11:30am.
 
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day. Beginning as a ritual of decorating the graves of members of the military who died in
defense of their country during the Civil War, it has come to represent all those who gave their lives in the service of their country.
This event will feature:
 
• LA County Honor Guard Presentation of Colors, National
Anthem, Lighting of the Cauldron 
• Live Singing of Patriotic Music
• Historical Re-Enactors
• Photo Opportunities
 
The Coliseum, originally built as a ‘useful’ memorial to the 23,000 Los Angelenos who served the U.S. in The Great War, it hosted patriotic events from 1923 until the 1970s. In 1968 the stadium was rededicated to honor all US veterans of the Great War, becoming a de facto national memorial site. After over forty years of dormancy in 2015, the stadium renewed these tributes. Now that we are in 2018, the centennial of the end of WWI, there’s no better time to continue to revive civic historic commemorations at the grandest memorial in the city.
For more information, please contact:
 
Al Naipo: ANaipo@bos.lacounty.gov
Courtland Jindra: courtland.jindra@worldwar1centennial.org