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National City hosts 2nd annual Memorial Day ceremony commemorating fallen heroes –

NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – For the second year in a row, National City commemorated Remembrance Day with a ceremony at the War Memorial and Veterans Wall near Kimball Park. Residents, veterans and several elected leaders of the National City were present. One of the many guest speakers at the event included San Diego Naval Base Commander Ted Carlson.

“It’s not just a long weekend, it’s not just the informal start to summer,” said Captain Carlson. “It’s to remember those who died. “Not only them but also their families.”

Marine Corps veteran and event organizer Armando Telles stressed the importance of not overlooking the freedoms granted to Americans because of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. He said that holidays often lose their meaning, but he wants more people to realize their importance.

I think one of the first things we can do is stop saying “happy anything”, not “Happy Remembrance Day”. “It’s not festive,” Teles said. “I think my dad is the only member of his unit who returned from Vietnam, it is not a happy day.”

In addition to the veterans who led the pledge of allegiance, an active member of the service led the crowd to sing the national anthem. The event also included an established color presentation by the Color Guard of the San Diego Naval Base, along with the traditional “Taps” play.

National City hopes to make the Memorial Day events at War Memorial and the Veteran Wall of Honor an annual event to honor our fallen heroes.

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