Memorial Day Events 2017—May 29

Memorial Celebration 2015 Info

Honoring Service and Sacrifice

Folding the flag ceremonyMemorial Day is an opportunity for us to pay our respects to our military men and woman who laid down their lives defending our freedoms. Each of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines stepped up to protect the nation they loved.

On May 29, the City of Moreno Valley will honor the sacrifices of these selfless heroes.

The annual West Coast Thunder (WCT) Memorial Day Bike Run/Parade will head down Sunnymead Boulevard beginning at Frederick Street at 9:30 a.m. Riders will continue to Soboba Casino’s outdoor arena for a musical tribute for our veterans

Memorial Day Ceremony

At 2 p.m., Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez will preside over the City’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial located at the Moreno Valley Civic Center.

Major General Randall A. Ogden, Commander of the nation’s 4th Air Force, will deliver the keynote address.

Other special guests will include:

  • Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Baca
  • Council Member Jeffrey Giba
  • Council Member David Marquez
  • Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard
  • Moreno Valley Master Chorale
  • Valley View High School, Vocalist, Yensid Anderson
  • Vista Heights Middle School, Student Speaker, Morgan Lowry

West Coast Thunder Ride

West Coast Thunder riderAfter the flag unfurling at Riverside National Cemetery, West Coast Thunder riders will exit the 60 Freeway at Frederick St. /Pigeon Pass Rd., then ride eastbound along Sunnymead Boulevard at approximately 10:00 a.m. The ride will re-enter the 60 freeway at Heacock St. The parade will last approximately one hour. For more information about the West Coast Thunder Ride please visit www.westcoastthunder.com. Moreno Valley Police Department will begin closing the necessary streets at 8:30 a.m. to assist with the security of all pedestrians and vehicles during this event.

Moreno Valley Road Closure Information

Peanut and Jelly Drive

The City of Moreno Valley is collecting donations of jars of peanut butter and jelly in support of a volunteer-led hospitality service for departing and returning war zone soldiers at March Air Reserve Base. Chunky peanut butter and strawberry and grape jelly are always appreciated.

Please bring your donation to the Memorial Day ceremony and support our military members.

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