Nearly a century after James McCloud left Glendale’s Tropico neighborhood for Europe, the city on Monday will honor the World War I veteran by etching his name into marble at the Veterans Memorial outside City Hall.
McCloud is one of 50 veterans to be honored Monday, the largest class to be memorialized in a single year since the five marble walls of names were unveiled in 1997. He is the only veteran of the War to End All Wars whose name will be added this year.
Glendale’s Memorial Day observance will take place at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Isabel Street. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich will be among those reading the names aloud and offering remarks.
Burbank’s ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. at the McCambridge Park War Memorial.
Burbank’s event includes familiar features. The civilian Condor Squadron will perform a flyover of the site, the Burbank Community Band will play patriotic music, and Boy Scouts will lay a rose at the foot of the memorial for each fallen soldier or Marine as the names of veterans are read from the plaque in the park.