Memorial Day Around SoCal

Honor our veterans at these LA and LA-close happenings.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade
Leo Gattenio

Looking for spots and destinations to pay tribute this Memorial Day? Here are some events happening in and around Los Angeles and Southern California.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: This longstanding parade starts at Owensmouth and Sherman Way at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Floats and horses are part of the event.

Memorial Day Flower Drop: A B-25 Mitchell drops over 3,000 carnations -- both red and white -- at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Attendees are welcome to take a flower home. For more information on the day's events, check out the full schedule. Monday, May 28

First Class Passport: Are you a veteran? Head for the Queen Mary in Long Beach now through Monday, May 28 to receive entry at the ship. The ocean liner, you'll likely recall, played a major part in WWII (it was dubbed the "Grey Ghost"). Friends and family members who accompany the veteran will receive a ticket discount.

USS Iowa: It won't be at the Port of Los Angeles by Memorial Day, but the WWII battleship will be headed for its permanent home there over Memorial Day Weekend. A museum is slated for the ship later this summer.

Los Angeles National Cemetery: For the full program at the Westwood-based cemetery, check updates at the web site or call 310-268-4675.

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