First and foremost, Memorial Day is about the members of the armed forces who gave their lives in our nation’s service. Their sacrifice is unimaginable, our debt to them beyond measure. To those lost, and to those who serve our nation every day, we salute you.
The weekend is not all somber reflection: Memorial Day also means a long weekend, and the unofficial start of summer. Festival is the word of the day: throughout the Southland folks gather to enjoy yummies and duckies, and to celebrate different cultures (including Greek, Scottish, and Topangan). Discovery Cube LA opens two new exhibits, and Discovery Cube OC comes racing in with one of its own.
And, of course, Memorial Day weekend closes with tributes to our fallen heroes. Ceremonies are being held at the Nixon Presidential Library, in Burbank and Canoga Park, and at Woodlawn and Forest Lawn Cemeteries.
Read on for some of our favorite picks for this three-day holiday weekend...