A scene from a Veterans Park ceremony, honoring our military veterans.

Big Bear Lake, CA — Military veterans will once again be honored by the Big Bear Valley, as the local Marine Corps Detachment 1038 and the American Legion Post 584 host the annual Memorial Day procession and ceremony, to be held this Monday, May 31. This year’s Memorial Day procession will begin on Village Drive in the Village of Big Bear Lake starting at 9:30am; the bagpipes-led procession will make its way down Pine Knot Avenue to Veterans Park on Big Bear Boulevard at Knickerbocker for a lakeside ceremony to begin at 10am. Big Bear resident and highly decorated combat veteran Chief Master Sergeant Noel Furniss, who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps, the Coast Guard and the Air Force, will be the keynote speaker. The entire community is invited, and encouraged, to participate in this tribute to our military servicemen and women on Memorial Day.

The well-attended ceremony for Memorial Day 2009 allowed attendees to place a red carnation atop the symbolic casket, which had been in the Village procession.