Memorial Day events in Carlsbad

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The City of Carlsbad is proud to be working with members of the Eddy County Patriotic Association in planning our upcoming Memorial Day parade and ceremony on May 31. The parade lineup will start at 8 a.m. at the school administration building (408 N. Canyon) and begin at 9 a.m. The parade will head down Canyon St. to Greene St. then go east on Greene to James Street and finally head south on James St. to the Carlsbad Memorial Veteran’s Park. We encourage everyone to participate. Please always keep in mind that Memorial Day is the day we honor those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. 

The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Park, following the conclusion of the parade. Alberto Villegas and Sam Plumlee will begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Liza Carrasco will sing the National Anthem. Following a moment of silence for all veterans, guest speakers Sheriff Mark Cage and Magistrate Judge D’Ann Read will each speak about the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. The ceremony will also include the placement of a wreath and the firing of three volleys. This will also be broadcast over our Facebook page for those of you who are unable to make it. 

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

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