GLENDALE — Fifty Glendale service members killed in battle were honored Monday during a somber and reflective Memorial Day ceremony.
The service members, who fought in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War were added this year to the city’s Memorial Walls on Isabel Street and Broadway, Master of Ceremonies Larry Zarian said at the memorial event.
“I can’t fathom if those men and women had not fought for our freedom what we would be doing today, because our country would be totally different,” Zarian said.
A solemn tribute at the ceremony to prisoners of war and those missing in action revealed the painful loss that comes with war.
“Some died from disease and starvation; some perished in death marches; some were tortured; some were lost — gone forever from their families,” said Retired Lt. Col. Dave Worley of the United States Air Force, chairman of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Patriotism Committee.