Memorial Day Ceremony at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
May 29, 2017
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor Gold Star Families at a ceremony taking place from 2-3pm on Memorial Day. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when a service member was killed in combat. The Gold Star signified the family’s pride in the loved one’s sacrifice rather than the mourning of their personal loss.
Captain Howard C. Warner III, a native of San Diego and current Commanding Officer of Naval Base Point Loma, will give the keynote address. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, has had a distinguished career in submarines, and served with multiple commands in support of global operations.
The Mt. Soledad Memorial Day ceremony will include music by Marine Band San Diego, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Color Guard, and a “Fly By” conducted by San Diego Performance Team Aircraft, which will cross over the Memorial, executing the traditional Missing Man Formation.
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is considered one of the most unique veteran’s memorials in America. It is the only one honoring veterans, living and deceased, from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terror. Plaques include a picture of the veteran with a summary of their military experience. Event sponsors are Marie and Dominick Addario. soledadmemorial.com