Memorial Day in Rosemead

There was a nice Memorial Day observation in Rosemead this morning.  Good band, good bugler playing "Taps," and a good bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace."  Apparently, the local Vietnamese community has organized a "thank you" ceremony at our city hall for a number of years to thank those who served in the Vietnam War, as well as in other conflicts around the world.

It's kind of nice that our council members can occasionally put aside their differences to join in honoring our nation's service men and women.

Photos from the event:

1--City Council members, receiving a certificate of appreciation from Assemblyman Mike Eng.

2--City Council members, after having been presented with the flag by a local Boy Scout troop, preparing for the flag raising.

3--The flag, being raised.  As is proper protocol, the flag was first raised to the top of the pole before being returned to half-mast.

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