2017 Nisei Memorial Day Service at Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary


Participants in the 2015 Memorial Day service. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)


WHITTIER — The Gardena Nisei Memorial VFW Post 1961 will hold its annual Memorial Day Service honoring all deceased post members who served in defense of our country on foreign soil.

The service will take place Monday, May 29, at 9 a.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Gate 10, Whittier; (562) 699-0921.

A Memorial Day reading will be conducted by Army JROTC cadets Ryugen Yasuo, Alena Ramos and Logan Quintana. Bernard Cain will provide “Taps.” Family and friends of fallen comrades can offer floral tributes in remembrance of their loved ones. Rev. Shumyo Kojima of Zenshuji Soto Mission will deliver the invocation, benediction, and floral tribute. Also participating will be the Redondo Beach Union High School Marine Corps JROTC Honor Guard and Rifle Squad.

For more information, contact chairman Joe Kawata at (626) 282-2595, Pam Amimoto at (626) 282-2595, Linda Kunihiro at (626) 355-1309, or Chaplain Low Dong at (310) 483-3646.

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