facebook twitter youtube instagram email

Memorial Day Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony in Palm Desert

Memorial Day Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony in Palm Desert

Palm Desert, CA – AMVETS Post 66 and Veterans for Peace (VFP) invite the community to a Peace Pole dedication ceremony on Memorial Day in Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park. This solemn event is a tribute to our country’s war dead and deceased veterans. The Peace Pole features the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in multiple languages, including a braille plate, and joins more than 200,000 Peace Poles worldwide.

 

Peace Poles have found homes in several Coachella Valley communities, including Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Mecca and Thermal. A Peace Pole has been dedicated at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. There is also now one in Joshua Tree.

Five tiles will be dedicated in the rose garden for veterans who have passed away in recent years. The program will last approximately one hour, with chairs and water bottles provided. Join AMVETS Post 66 and VFP in commemorating Memorial Day with this dedication to peace and remembrance.

Event Details:

When: Monday, May 27, 2024, 9 a.m.

What: Memorial Day Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony

Where: Palm Desert Civic Center Park Community Rose Garden, 43900 San Pablo Avenue

Details: The ceremony, free and open to the public, will be led by AMVETS Commander Tom Swann Hernandez. The Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council in Palm Desert will deliver the invocation and benediction. Special guests and speakers include:

  • Ronald Feath, Adjutant of DAV Chapter 78
  • Corbett Brattin, reciting “In Flanders Field.”
  • James Tennesson, singing the national anthem.
  • Byron Wirth, playing taps.
  • Ralph Perry, President of the Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club
  • Father Charles Ara
  • Palm Desert Mayor Quintanilla

Gold Star families will be honored with a red rose, and a memorial wreath will be presented. Attendees will have the opportunity to honor deceased veterans by sharing their names.

Plane Flying Low Over People

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY AIR FAIR AND FLOWER DROP

MAY 27, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

$20 – $22

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Thier brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, they highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber.

This most impressive ceremony is their way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions & activities scheduled all day long, Memorial Ceremony and Flower Drop scheduled for 1PM.ADD TO CALENDAR

DETAILS

Date:May 27, 2024Time:

1:00 pmCost:$20 – $22Event.

Categories: Family, Pet Friendly

Website:

https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/

VENUE

Palm Springs Air Museum745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

 + Google Map

Phone(760) 778-6262

View Venue Website


Tags assigned to this article:
An Insider’s GuideMemorial Weekend

Related Articles

Memorial Day – Do You Know it’s History?

History of Memorial Day Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY AIR FAIR AND FLOWER DROP

MAY 27, 2024 @ 1:00 PM $20 – $22 This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Thier brief Memorial service is dedicated

Mon – May 30th, Annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop

Memorial Day Celebration May 30, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMPalm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA Join us on May 30 for