City of Irvine to Honor Fallen Troops with Modified Memorial Day Events
The public is invited to pay their respects by attending in person and virtual ceremonies.
The City of Irvine is hosting modified Memorial Day events to allow the community to honor fallen service men and women while still maintaining health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony
Community members are invited to pay their respects Saturday, May 29, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, May 30, noon–8 p.m. at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park. Visitors can light a remembrance candle and complete wall rubbings of names on the memorial. Staff will be on-site to assist guests and ensure health and safety guidelines are being maintained. Northwood Community Park is located in Irvine at 4531 Bryan Avenue.
Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m., the City will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony in virtual form. A prerecorded video presentation featuring a welcome by Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan, tributes to military fallen by commanding officers Lieutenant Colonel David Tumanjan and Sergeant Major David Caero from Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion, and presentations from former ceremonies will be available online at cityofirvine.org. The May 31 virtual Memorial Day Ceremony will be also available to watch on ICTV, Cox Communications Channel 30, on AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and online at cityofirvine.org/ictv.
“We are honored to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives to protect our country,” said Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We are grateful for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their family members, and look forward to safely gathering the community for these somber yet special remembrance events.”
For more information about Memorial Day events in the City of Irvine, please call 949-724-6606 or visit cityofirvine.org/specialevents
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 281,707 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.