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Friday, May 25, 2018

From Holly Andres of the Daily News...

Here is a sampling of area Memorial Day events on May 28 honoring and remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue. 818-884-4222. bit.ly/2KLncOv

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: 

Guest speakers, color guard, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 10 a.m. Doors open, 9 a.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jon Williams, United States Army veteran from the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. Participants include Boy Scouts of America Troop #58, bagpiper Harry Farrar and the Union Avenue Drum Corps. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 800-204-3131. www.forestlawn.com




City of Burbank Memorial Day: 
Concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15, followed by the Ceremony of the Rose, 11 a.m.  War Memorial at McCambridge Park, corner of Amherst Drive and North San Fernando Road. 818-238-5378. bit.ly/2IZxxJh

Memorial Day at the Pioneer Cemetery: 

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents the observance that includes a remembrance of prisoners of war and missing-in-action troops, wreath-laying, rifle salute and Taps, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants include American Legion Post 176, Communities in Schools and the Marine Corps League-San Fernando Valley Detachment #1277. Event includes a dedication of the “Walk of History.” Doors open, 10 a.m. Limited parking; arrival before 10:30 a.m. advised. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-970-1286. www.sfvhs.com

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Glendale: 

Guest speakers, color guard, music, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 1 p.m. 1712 S. Glendale Ave. www.forestlawn.com


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar 11:00 am

Another popular Memorial Day event is hosted by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society:

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar:
 

Time: 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 28, 2018. 

The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. This is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley and contains the remains of over 200 locals, immigrants, and five Civil War veterans. 

The observance will include a special dedication of the "Walk of History" featuring important dates of San Fernando Valley history engraved on bricks along a 90-foot section of walkway. Also included will be a wreath laying ceremony, U.S. flag-raising, rifle salute, and "Taps." 

There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come before 10:30 a.m. for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information call 818-970-1286.



San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is a preservation project of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.

Open houses with free tours are held on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to Noon, rain or shine. The public is invited to visit and assist with maintenance and plot care.

Generously Sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.


14451 Bledsoe Street, Sylmar  (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom - 10:00 am

We hope valley residents and guests will have the opportunity to visit and experience one of the many Memorial Day events in the San Fernando Valley.

One popular one is the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue.

From last year, enjoy these images:






Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Educating and promoting the history, art and culture of the great San Fernando Valley

The Museum closed on Saturday, May 26th - re-open on Tuesday, 5/29.

The Museum will not be open on Saturday, May 26th, but will resume its regular schedule next week open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tonight - San Fernando Valley Historical Society; speaker event; Lockheed Aircraft Company’s History 1912-1996

Lockheed Aircraft Company’s History 1912-1996
 

Speaker: Robert (Bob) Ream

Robert Beam started his career at this famous aircraft company in 1971. He contributed to several different projects including the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. He was a provisioning analyst – Sr. staff on the global sustainment team when he retired in 2016. 


Lockheed was a major presence in the San Fernando Valley during a time when numerous aircraft and defense industries flourished in the area.

Bob will be sharing the history of the company from its inception, development and early years through their involvement in the war efforts and transition to civilian aircrafts, to their merger with Martin Marietta and their departure from the Valley.


Free event (donations welcome) - Free parking - Refreshments served

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 

Andres Pico Adobe 
10940 Sepulveda Blvd. 
Mission Hills 91346

To learn more about the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, please visit www.sfvhs.com.