Memorial Day events scheduled around Los Angeles

Memorial Day is observed as a federal holiday on the final Monday in May and honors those who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

There will be several memorial services for fallen service members held throughout the Southland.

In addition to being the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is frequently observed with barbecues and other festivities that depart significantly from its solemn origins.

A list of Memorial Day activities in and around Los Angeles is provided below.

From 10 to 11 a.m., the Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a memorial ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, located at 950 S. Sepulveda Boulevard.

Memorial Day is a difficult day for many people, and the event's organizers say they don't want anyone to feel lonely. 

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