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May 23, 2013
Memorial Day weekend can mean lots of things: remembrance ceremonies, swimming pools, and beers and barbecues. But for those who drink and drive, it could also mean a DUI. That's because Glendale police will be cracking down this weekend on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the city. “There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol, just stay home if you are going to be drinking, or have a designated driver,” Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said.
NEWS
By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2013
Speaking at a Memorial Day service in Montrose, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recalled a young man he had nominated for the Naval Academy in 2006. Four years later, that man - William McIlvaine of Burbank - graduated with honors and his lifetime dream of becoming a military pilot came true. Three months ago, McIlvaine was killed when his plane crashed, Schiff said. PHOTOS: Glendale Memorial Day event “It's a beautiful thing to have people who are not afraid to risk it all, but when it is redeemed so young, it's a terrible thing,” he said.
NEWS
By Pat Grant | May 26, 2011
Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and today’s column is devoted to a prose poem by my good friend, 1st Lt. Mike Gray. My deep appreciation for permission to publish this special dedication to all those we honor on Memorial Day. The Silver Boxes No one told me about the silver boxes! It was the fall of 1967. I was in Vietnam, stationed in Saigon and assigned to the 69th Signal Battalion at Ton Son Nhut airbase. Having pulled my first Officer of the Day assignment, one of my duties was to police the main gate at 23:00 hours and pick up any late-returning personnel.
NEWS
By Pamela Wells | June 2, 2006
The Memorial Day service in front of the Montrose Vietnam War Memorial on Memorial Day was personal for Councilmember Charles Beatty. He knew three of the soldiers whose names are listed on the monument, working with them at Ralphs grocery store before the Vietnam War. "I miss them," said the Crescenta Valley Town Council member. "I'm so proud of the sacrifice that they made as well as all the other men on our memorial." This was the first time in 12 years that Beatty officiated the ceremony.
NEWS
May 23, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- For war veterans and the families of those who did not return, Memorial Day is more than a national holiday that means a day off of work. This year, the holiday is even more significant for the families of five men who died during wartime -- their names have been added to the city's memorial wall. The holiday first proclaimed in 1868 is marked with services of flag presentations, music and testimonials to commemorate those who fought and died during wars.
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By Mary O'Keefe | May 26, 2006
To me Memorial Day meant taking flags and flowers out to the cemetery to decorate the graves of veterans. This day was important to my dad, a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a commander of the local American Legion and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. My uncle was the state commander of the American Legion, so placing flags and going to local ceremonies was a must in my family. Dad supported veterans all his life. If a vet came home and needed a job, Dad was there to help him. I was always amazed at the quiet relationship between Dad and other vets.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2006
The Pasadena Senior Center will hold a Memorial Day celebration from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 29; doors will open at 11 a.m. The Memorial Day remembrance will begin with a special Vietnam Memorial Tribute in Memorial Park followed by lunch and entertainment at the Pasadena Senior Center located at 85 E. Holly St. The festive lunch menu will feature barbeque hot dogs, hamburgers, Cole slaw, baked beans and fresh fruit. After lunch, guests can join in an old-fashioned sing-a-long of patriotic songs, under the musical direction of Phil Andreen's Trio.
NEWS
May 25, 2007
The Foothill region will once again host several services commemorating Memorial Day. All services listed will take place on Monday, May 28. Here is a list of options in the area. Two Strike Park The first ever Memorial Day service at Two Strike Park on Rosemont Avenue will be presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars 288 and American Legion Post 1614. Those who attend can expect a simple and solemn event. Crescenta Valley High School Jr. ROTC will serve as color guard and GCC student Mary Garcia will be singing "God Bless America."
NEWS
By Tracey Laity | May 23, 2006
MONTROSE ? The Memorial Day service in front of the Vietnam War Memorial will go ahead as planned on Monday, but with some significant last-minute changes to the traditional program, organizers said. Art Napiwocki, state budget chairman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will not be officiating at the ceremony as he has done for the past 12 years. Instead he will be attending a service in La Cañada Flintridge. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, including himself, may still attend the Montrose service, Napiwocki said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2013
Speaking at a Memorial Day service in Montrose, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recalled a young man he had nominated for the Naval Academy in 2006. Four years later, that man - William McIlvaine of Burbank - graduated with honors and his lifetime dream of becoming a military pilot came true. Three months ago, McIlvaine was killed when his plane crashed, Schiff said. PHOTOS: Glendale Memorial Day event “It's a beautiful thing to have people who are not afraid to risk it all, but when it is redeemed so young, it's a terrible thing,” he said.
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NEWS
May 24, 2013
Just in time for Memorial Day, cartoonist Bert Ring imagines a tipsy local failing to take consequences for his actions. Be safe out there! -- Dan Evans, Times Community News Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .  
NEWS
May 23, 2013
Memorial Day weekend can mean lots of things: remembrance ceremonies, swimming pools, and beers and barbecues. But for those who drink and drive, it could also mean a DUI. That's because Glendale police will be cracking down this weekend on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the city. “There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol, just stay home if you are going to be drinking, or have a designated driver,” Glendale Police Sgt. Harout Bouzikian said.
NEWS
May 28, 2012
On this Me­mori­al Day, the Los Angeles Times and Times Community News pays trib­ute to the Cali­for­nia ser­vice mem­bers who have died in the wars in Afgh­anistan and Ir­aq by pub­lish­ing a se­lec­tion of com­ments pos­ted over the last year by those who knew and loved them. Hun­dreds more can be read on The Times' data­base,  Cali­for­nia's War Dead . These memor­ies speak of friend­ship and loss in a simple and heart­felt way - and re­mind us of the great sac­ri­fices made in ser­vice to this coun­try.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
Many of you know that we lost our good friend Larry Zarian on Oct.13. “The People's Mayor,” Zarian served on the Glendale City Council for 16 years. During that time, he helped influence and shape Glendale's future. Although he said the council did not always agree on issues, they respected one another and came together for the good of Glendale. In the nearly 30 years I knew Larry, we often attended many of the same political and social events. He loved talking about Glendale, our Jewel City.
NEWS
May 27, 2011
There is a tendency on Memorial Day, even now with U.S. troops stationed across a restive Middle East, to focus on the past. With two World Wars, Vietnam, the Korean War and other military conflicts under our collective belt, there is certainly much to memorialize. But as cities across the nation are starting to realize, an influx of new, younger military veterans returning home from current tours of duty is forcing some adjustments. From Burbank to the Foothills, our local communities have long traditions of honoring those who have served their country in the military.
NEWS
By Pat Grant | May 26, 2011
Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and today’s column is devoted to a prose poem by my good friend, 1st Lt. Mike Gray. My deep appreciation for permission to publish this special dedication to all those we honor on Memorial Day. The Silver Boxes No one told me about the silver boxes! It was the fall of 1967. I was in Vietnam, stationed in Saigon and assigned to the 69th Signal Battalion at Ton Son Nhut airbase. Having pulled my first Officer of the Day assignment, one of my duties was to police the main gate at 23:00 hours and pick up any late-returning personnel.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
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.
NEWS
June 19, 2010
Hear, hear, or should I say where, where to the sentiments shared by the Bunkells over the sparse display of American flags on Memorial Day ("Not enough Stars and Stripes flown," June 4). While taking our annual Memorial Day drive, it was both noticeable and discouraging to witness the lack of stars and stripes waving proudly from each home. Let's step it up, Glendale, and honor both our country and the brave men and women who put their lives in harms way by waving our American flag.
NEWS
June 16, 2010
What is wrong with Americans? Most are unhappy with the way our country is going, but they do nothing. On Memorial Day, I was driving on one of Glendale's streets and I saw only three flags displayed in three or so miles. Then today, the paper tells me that less than 20% of registered voters voted in Tuesday's primary election! I had my flag displayed the entire Memorial Day weekend, and I was the first at my polling place to vote. I want change instead of warmed-over incumbents, but I can't do it alone.
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