An offering at last year's Memorial Day ceremony. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)
An offering at last year’s Memorial Day ceremony. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

The Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW Post 1961 will hold its annual Memorial Day Service honoring all deceased post members who served in defense of our country on foreign soil.

The service will be held on Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Gate 10, Whittier; (562) 699-0921.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars ritual for honoring deceased members 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. Kazuaki Nakata of Nishi Hongwanji will deliver the invocation, benediction, and floral tribute.

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

For more information, contact chairman Joe Kawata at (626) 282-2595, Pam Amimoto at (626) 282-2595, Linda Kunihiro at (626) 355-1309, or Chaplain Dong at (310) 483-3646.

Roundup of Memorial Day Services

The public is invited to attend the following Memorial Day services, which are sponsored by Japanese American veterans groups:

Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s Japanese American War Memorial Court, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo. Sponsored by AJA WWII Memorial Alliance, Japanese American Korean War Veterans and Japanese American Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee.

Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena. Sponsored by Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW Post 1961.

Monday, May 30, 9 a.m., Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Gate 10, Whittier. Sponsored by Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW Post 1961.

Monday, May 30, 11 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery, 204 N. Evergreen Ave., Boyle Heights. Veterans section behind the main office. Sponsored by Sadao Munemori American Legion Post 321.

Monday, May 30, 3 p.m. Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd., Westminster, gravesite of Kazuo Masuda. Sponsored by Kazuo Masuda Memorial VFW Post 3670.

Tigers Basketball Tournament will have a moment of silence in all gyms on Monday at 11 a.m.

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