The Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW Post 1961 will hold its annual Memorial Day service honoring all deceased post members who served in defense of the nation on foreign soil on Monday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Gate 10, Whittier.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars ritual will be conducted by Chaplain Low Dong. Bernard Cain will provide “Taps.” Family and friends of fallen comrades can offer floral tributes in remembrance of their loved ones. Rev. Shumyo Kojima of Zenshuji Soto Mission will deliver the invocation and benediction. Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi of West Covina Buddhist Temple and Rev. Kazuaki Nakata of Nishi Hongwanji L.A. will also be in attendance.

Also participating will be the Redondo Beach Union High School Marine Corps JROTC Honor Guard and Rifle Squad.

For more information, contact co-chairs Joe Kawata, (626) 282-2595, or Mits Kunihiro, (626) 355-1309, Pam Amimoto, (626) 282-2595, or Linda Kunihiro, (626) 355-1309. Rose Hills can be reached at (562) 699-0921.

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