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Memorial Day ceremony to be held at Hillcrest Pride Flag

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center's Benjamin F. Dillingham and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor Committee will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Hillcrest Pride Flag on Monday, May 26 at 3 pm.

The entire community is welcome to the event, to honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The Hillcrest Pride Flag will be flying a United States flag that day.

The event will include a brief program, singing of the National Anthem, moment of silence, and color guard presentation from Naval Station 32nd Street.

Featured speakers include Tom Splitgerber of the County of San Diego Veterans Services Office, Vietnam veteran Frank Salerno, and HM1 Sean McHugh, Iran/Afghanistan combat sailor.

Participants will gather at the base of the flag pole, located on Normal Street at University Avenue, at 3 pm for the ceremony.

For more information. contact Ben Cartwright, The Center's Director of Community Outreach, at 619-692-2077 ext. 106 or bcartwright@thecentersd.org.