2021 Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony - Update
The City of Irvine, in keeping with the state's restrictions on public gatherings, has canceled the Memorial Day weekend ceremony at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial.
There are some activities planned for the weekend, but no formal ceremony:
On Saturday from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday from noon to 8pm visitors are welcome to light remembrance candles and rub names on the Memorial to honor those who have Fallen. Park staff will be on site to assist visitors.
On Memorial Day at 4pm members of the community will gather to read aloud the names of the Fallen Heroes who died between 2019 and 2021. Reminiscent of the earliest days of the Memorial there will not be military honor guards or planned presentations or seating - just people expressing their appreciation for those who sacrificed their all for this nation and remembering them by name.
If you find yourself at the Memorial for these activities, please abide by social distancing and other safety guidelines.
May God Bless our Fallen Heroes and the Gold Star Families they left behind