Where to find Memorial Day events in the Inland Empire – The Press-Enterprise

Families spend time at gravesites at Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022, after volunteers placed small American flags at each stone ahead of Memorial Day. Many Inland Empire events are planned on or before Memorial Day 2024, which is Monday, May 27, 2024. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Marches, speeches and a motorcycle ride will commemorate Memorial Day this year across the Inland Empire.

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Here are highlights of events planned across Riverside and San Bernardino counties and part of Los Angeles County to salute those who gave their lives while serving in the military.

Riverside County


The Corona Chamber Foundation’s annual Memorial Mile March is set for Saturday, May 25.

The event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will begin at the chamber office, 904 E. Sixth St. An opening ceremony will take place before participants move to the Historic Civic Center, 815 W. Sixth St., where they will place American flags in the ground to form the letters “USA.”

The event is free, but donations and sponsorships are accepted.

Information: https://shorturl.at/If0zt

— Sarah Hofmann


The West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Motorcycle Ride, concert and car show is set for Monday, May 27.

Participants in the motorcycle ride, which organizers estimate draws 7,500 riders each year, will leave from the Riverside Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Ave., at 10 a.m. It will proceed to The Diamond stadium in Lake Elsinore. Proceeds will support the building of monuments at Riverside National Cemetery.

For more information, click here. To register as a motorcycle rider, click here.

The ride will be followed by the West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Concert, featuring “American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham. The show will be at The Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include vendors and a car show.

To buy event tickets, click here. To register for the car show, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


Moreno Valley Mayor Ulises Cabrera will give a virtual Memorial Day Address on Monday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m.

A livestream of the speech can be seen on the city’s YouTube channel, its Facebook page or on local cable channel MV3.

For more information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


The city of Murrieta’s Memorial Day Observance will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Town Square Park and  Amphitheater.

The keynote speaker will be Wildomar City Councilmember Dustin Nigg. The event will also feature remarks from Murrieta Mayor Lori Stone, a color guard presentation by Murrieta Mesa High School Navy Jr. ROTC and an invocation by Chaplain Chris Deknatel. Soli Falah and Ava Falah will sing the national anthem.

The park is at 11 Town Square.

For more information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at Murrieta Valley Cemetery District Laurel Cemetery on Monday, May 27.

The event is at 9 a.m. The cemetery is at 42800 Ivy St.

For more information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


Norco’s Memorial Day Ceremony is set for Monday, May 27.

It will include a five-minute salute, a keynote speech by Republican Assemblymember Bill Essayli, R-Corona, and the unveiling of two veterans’ names that were recently inscribed on the “Lest We Forget” Wall.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3737 Crestview Drive. Guests are asked to arrive by 9:45 a.m. The ceremony and keynote speech will begin at 10 a.m.

For more information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


In preparation for Memorial Day, the “A Flag for Every Hero” program, will place small flags at graves across Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday, May 25.

Organized by Honoring Our Fallen, the effort will begin after an 8 a.m. ceremony. Flags will be collected Tuesday, May 28. Volunteers are welcome and no registration is required.

For information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


A Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will be staged at Riverside National Cemetery on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

The event will include speakers, music and a rifle salute. The cemetery is at 22495 Van Buren Blvd.

For more information, click here.

— Sarah Hofmann


The 87th annual Memorial Day picnic is scheduled for Estudillo Heritage Park on Monday, May 27.

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is sponsored by the Hemet Heritage Foundation, Estudillo Heritage Park and San Jacinto Museum board members. It will include a Memorial Day ceremony by the San Jacinto Honor Guards, music, information from local historical groups and tours of the Estudillo Mansion and San Jacinto Museum. Guests may bring picnic lunches. Food will be available to purchase.

The park is at 150 S. Dillon Ave.

— Betty Tyler


The city will celebrate military heroes with a Memorial Day Concert featuring the Temecula Valley Symphony on Saturday, May 25.

The performance is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will take place at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St.

Click here for more information and here to reserve free tickets.

— Sarah Hofmann

San Bernardino County


The city and American Legion Elmer C. Jertberg Post 299 on Monday, May 27, will present the annual ceremony to honor fallen soldiers .

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., will be at the Chino Community Building, 5443 B St.

Information: 909-334-3258.

– Jessica Keating


A Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27, will begin at 10 a.m. at Bellevue Memorial Park.

The program will include performances by the Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band, presentation of the colors, the laying of wreaths, a flyover, gun salute and the release of doves.

The park is at 1240 W. G St.

– Jessica Keating


Patriotic songs and readings will be performed to honor veterans at a ceremony at Monday evening, May 27, ceremony.

The 6 p.m. event will be at the Memorial Garden adjacent to City Hall, 5111 Benito St. The city will dedicate new plaques on its Veterans Wall honoring those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Information: 909-625-9479 or www.cityofmontclair.org

– Jessica Keating


The city will host a ceremony at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27.

It will be in the Freedom Courtyard in Central Park, 11200 Base Line Road.

– Jessica Keating


A ceremony presented by the Hometown Heroes is set for 10:45 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Hillside Memorial Cemetery.

Col. Jake Jacobson will speak. American Legion Posts 106 and 650 will participate, as will the Sons of the American Revolution. Patriot Horns will perform. Julie Martinez will sing the national anthem. The Post Everlasting Ceremony will salute departed veterans from Posts 106 and 650.

The cemetery is at 1540 Alessandro Road.

– Jessica Keating


The city will host a ceremony honoring fallen soldiers Monday, May 27, at Rialto Park Cemetery.

Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program will feature presenters and performers.

The cemetery is at 200 N. Willow Ave.

– Jessica Keating


The city will host a Monday, May 27, ceremony to honor military members.

The 9 a.m. event will be in front of City Hall, 290 N. D St.

Information: 909-384-5233

– Jessica Keating


The 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be Monday, May 27.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the courtyard at the Upland Civic Center, 460 N. Euclid Ave. 

– Madison Hart

Los Angeles County


The city of Claremont, Friends of Oak Park Cemetery and American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 honor and remember those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces at a Monday, May 27, ceremony.

The event, which begins at 11 a.m., will be at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 S. Sycamore Ave.

– Jessica Keating


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