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Memorial Day Events

Of the two official United States holidays recognizing the commitment of members of America’s military services, Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while defending our country. 

25th Annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families, Arcadia Park:

Join LA County Board Supervisor Kathryn Barger on May 27th to celebrate the 25th Annual Tribute to Veterans and Military Families, a longstanding 5th District tradition that provides Supervisor Barger the opportunity to thank veterans, service members, and their loved ones for their commitment to a lifetime of service. Programs, services, and benefit info will be available.

Fleet Week:

LA Fleet Week is “an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services.” The event is being held over the extended Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th. The free event includes tours of active duty ships, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, military displays and equipment demonstrations, and much more. Check the website for details and information regarding parking and shuttle options.

For active military, check’s Base Guide to find your local installation and find out what events are planned for Memorial Day near you.

May is also National Military Appreciation Month, and many businesses offer special discounts to veterans over Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the Military Appreciation Month Discount Center to find out what offers are available throughout May.

The LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) provides assistance to LA County veterans, active service members, national guard, reserves and their families with resources, programs, services and state and federal benefits, including: compensation and pension claims, burial benefits and services, medical and mental health referral, education and vocational rehabilitation, home loans and grants applications, employment and job placement assistance, DMV veteran designation, legal service referrals, appeal processes, incarcerated veterans and aid and attendance.