Memorial Day. Their friends…never forgotten.

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By Lupita Peimbert

(US Holidays) A widow who shared a memory of the moment she was told her husband had died, a master of ceremonies whose sons are active in the military, political leaders who spoke fondly of veterans, the daughters of a highly honored veteran who lost an eye, an arm and a leg for our country, and dozens of veterans themselves and their families gathered in Cypress Park, Los Angeles, California.

Simple yet well organized, this was one of the most beautiful Memorial Days ceremonies in the country, and it happened in Los Angeles, a city and county that has given 100,000+ soldiers to the US armed forces.

Here is a snapshot of the event that took place on Saturday, May 28, 2016:

 

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