While Memorial Day is meant to honor the nation's fallen military heroes, Burbank's ceremony Monday will also recognize local sons and daughters who have made it home safely from their time in the service.
Four Burbank residents completed their tours of duty in the last year and will be recognized: Air Force Master Sgt. David Bigbee; Marine Cpl. Lindsey Davenport, Navy Fireman Steven Moss and Navy Chief Petty Officer Timothy Williams.
The ceremony, which takes place at 11 a.m. at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, includes familiar features. The civilian Condor Squadron will perform a flyover of the site, the Burbank Community Band will play patriotic music, and Boy Scouts will lay a rose at the foot of the memorial for each fallen soldier or Marine as the names of veterans are read from the plaque in the park. The plaque honors those who were lost in the first and second World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and those who have died in the Middle East conflicts after 9/11.