Updated: Jan 30
A beautiful sun drenched morning greeted citizens as they gathered to honor America’s fallen. The ceremony at Santa Rosa Memorial Park has always been a moving and beautiful Memorial Day tribute with the Avenue of Flags. This year also featured an acknowledgement of Gold Star. American Legion Post 21 and Marine Corps League Detachment 686 were the hosts of this year’s event. This year’s Memorial Day gathering honored Jesse Love, a Pearl Harbor survivor and WWII vet, and Hattie Stone, a US Coast Guard WWII Wave.