The City paid its respects to our servicemen and women who laid down their lives for their brothers and sisters in arms, and for the Country they loved, at a solemn Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial.
Student speaker Vista Heights Middle School student Morgan Lowry gave an inspiring speech that told of the selfless sacrifices these men and women made.
Mayor General Randall A. Ogden, Commander, 4th Air Force, delivered a keynote address focusing on the people behind the uniform. These sacrifices are not tabulated in numbers; they are counted in lives, and the families who are left behind.
Thank you to the Moreno Valley Master Chorale, the Blue Eagles Total Honor Guard, Frank Wright, Navy, retired, National Anthem performer Yensid Anderson of Valley View High School, and the Knights of Columbus, A.F. Chelbana Assembly, for helping to orchestrate such a beautiful ceremony.
Banners honoring three more Moreno Valley servicemen were installed along Cactus Avenue, along with a paver at the Veterans Memorial.
Cedric Provost, Jr. - U.S. Army
Josue Emilio Quiboloy Lumba - U.S. Navy
Eric Thomas Wallace - U.S. Air Force
Fabriccio A. Iannizzotto - U.S. Army
To find out more about the City of Moreno Valley's Military Appreciation Banners and Paver program, please visit the City's website. You can also see a map of where the military appreciation banners are located in the City.