Forest Lawn will mark its 107th Memorial Day memory with a special virtual event streamed live on Facebook LIVE. On Monday, May 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., the celebration will honor the sacrifices and strength of members of the United States military with patriotic music, a gun salute and color guard, Scottish bagpipes and more.
Located in the spectacular Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, this poignant event commemorates the bravery of United States Army veterans and those who gave their lives for their country. Master of Ceremonies Michael Ellington returns and talented musical artists Gabriel Deutsch, Alannah Garnier and Charles Lane will perform patriotic songs including The Star-Spangled Banner with The John H. Broadous Gospel Choir. Several choir selections will include Richard Smallwood’s Total Praise and Since I Laid My Burdens Down, a traditional spiritual. The Los Angeles Police Department will perform the presentation and removal of the colors as well as a gun salute in honor of fallen service members. Additionally, the Los Angeles Police Department Concert Band will provide musical accompaniment.
Memorial Day highlights include:
Pledge of Allegiance read by U.S. Army Veteran Itzel Barakat
·Presidential proclamation read by Alan S. Hamilton, Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Bagpipe performance by Harry Farrar, Pipe Major, Scottish Bagpipes & Drums
· Opening remarks by Air Force Chief Master Sgt Jonathan J. Birk.
Since 1915, the scenic views of Forest Lawn have set the stage for Memorial Day commemorations that bring the community together to honor the military. “It is an honor for us at Forest Lawn to honor members of the United States military for their service and sacrifice,” said Rodolfo Saenz, senior vice president of marketing at Forest Lawn. “Each year, we hope to bring our audience a sense of celebration as we recognize these heroes – service members past and present – and their bravery.”
The Memorial Day Remembrance at Forest Lawn will be streamed via Facebook LIVE on Monday, May 30, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and will be available after the event: (https://www.facebook.com/ForestLawn/). There will be no in-person component to the event. Visit www.forestlawn.com for more information.