The City of Riverbank will honor those men and women who died while serving their country with a special ceremony at the Memorial Wall in front of the Community Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
Mayor Richard O’Brien, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, invited citizens to come participate in the brief ceremonies, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, at the Community Center Park, 3600 Santa Fe St. It’s across from Cardozo Middle School and next to the Riverbank Teen Center.
He noted that while Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, honors those who are currently serving, and Veterans Day, Nov. 11, recognizes those who have served, Memorial Day is set aside to acknowledge those who gave their lives in service to their country.
The city invites the community to “help honor those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom,” according to Mayor O’Brien. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served, so O’Brien is asking that RSVPs be directed to Luanne Bain at Riverbank City Hall North, 6707 Third Street, Suite A, or call 863-7122, so they will know how to plan.