Along with families planning long weekends and barbecues, many Orange County communities are planning traditional observances for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.
The national holiday honors those who died while serving our country in the military.
Here are some of the ceremonies planned:
Anaheim: There will be speakers, a rifle volley salute, color guard and a presentation of wreaths at 11 a.m. at the Anaheim Cemetery, 1400 E. Sycamore St. The ceremony will be held in front of the community mausoleum. Information: 949-951-9102
Brea: Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary will be adding 15 new flags dedicated to families who have lost a veteran in recent years. The flags join the approximately 1,250 American flags displayed each year for the community observance at the cemetery, 455 W. Central Ave., for Memorial Day. There will be an 11 a.m. service. The grave of each veteran in the park will be decorated with a white cross and miniature flag. The Avenue of the Flags was started in 1958 with six flags. Information: memorygarden.com
Buena Park: This 36th annual service honors men and women who have served our country as well as the families who have lost loved ones or have members serving. There will be a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m., the service will begin at 10. A picnic will follow. George Bellis Park, 7171 Eighth St.
Corona del Mar: There will be a remembrance service beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3500 Pacific View Drive.