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By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2013
Speaking at a Memorial Day service in Montrose, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recalled a young man he had nominated for the Naval Academy in 2006. Four years later, that man - William McIlvaine of Burbank - graduated with honors and his lifetime dream of becoming a military pilot came true. Three months ago, McIlvaine was killed when his plane crashed, Schiff said. PHOTOS: Burbank Memorial Day event “It's a beautiful thing to have people who are not afraid to risk it all, but when it is redeemed so young, it's a terrible thing,” he said.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | May 24, 2008
Vintage World War II airplanes will blaze trails of smoke streams over the Burbank skyline at 11 a.m. Monday to kick off the city’s Memorial Day celebration. Vietnam veteran Mickey DePalo, chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee, will then lead the ceremony of the rose or the reading of names of fallen Burbank veterans. The ceremony will also include the presentation of colors by the California Army National Guard and music by the Burbank High School choir and band.
NEWS
By Tracey Laity | June 9, 2006
MONTROSE — The Memorial Day service in front of the Vietnam War Memorial will go ahead as planned on Monday, but with some significant last-minute changes to the traditional program, organizers said.   Art Napiwocki, state budget chairman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will not be officiating at the ceremony as he has done for the past 12 years. Instead he will be attending a service in La Cañada Flintridge.   Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, including himself, may still attend the Montrose service, Napiwocki said.
FEATURES
May 26, 2007
W ith Memorial Day upon us, we are a nation at war. If you could give a Memorial Day message, what would it be? As we observe this solemn day, we must remember all the brave men and women in uniform who gave their lives in the service of our country. Today, we are once again a nation at war — and sadly, the conflict in Iraq seems to have no clear end in sight. We find ourselves locked in fierce debate over the war's legitimacy, with the American people sharply divided between supporters and opponents.
NEWS
May 24, 2008
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, honors the U.S. men and women who have died in military service for their country. Instead of us concentrating on having the day off from work or school for the sake of having the day off, we should make sure to honor the day for what it was meant to be about. In today’s atmosphere of consumerism, fast food and multiple choices that weren’t around a few short years ago, it is relatively easy to forget the meaning of Memorial Day. The holiday was introduced to honor Union soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice during the Civil War. Then, after World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2009
BURBANK — For hundreds of local residents who turned out to Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge, the hours of tribute — complete with bagpipes, benedictions, names of fallen service members, patriotic hymns and roses — serve as an annual exercise in remembrance. But for Liam McKenna, a second-grader at St. Finbar School, such an exercise takes place weekly. “Every Sunday, I take a marble from the ‘Iraq’ circle and put it in the ‘home’ pile,” said Liam, dressed from head to toe in Army fatigues and wearing his dad’s rank, Sgt. 1st Class.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2009
BURBANK — For hundreds of local residents who turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge, the hours of tribute — complete with bagpipes, benedictions, names of fallen service members, patriotic hymns and roses — serve as an annual exercise in remembrance. But for Liam McKenna, a second-grader at St. Finbar School, such an exercise takes place weekly. “Every Sunday, I take a marble from the ‘Iraq’ circle and put it in the ‘home’ pile,” said Liam, dressed from head to toe in Army fatigues and wearing his dad’s rank, Sgt. 1st Class.
NEWS
May 23, 2009
Memorial Day came early for Boy Scout Troop 201, which in partnership with the American Legion Post 150 of Burbank sponsored an evening of remembrance Friday at Valhalla Memorial Park. Children, many dressed in their scouting uniforms, laid hundreds of American flags to honor those who have kept this country free. The city?s annual Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, at the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road.
NEWS
May 29, 2004
In 1865, Henry C. Welles, a druggist in the village of Waterloo, N.Y., mentioned at a social gathering that honor should be shown to the patriotic dead of the Civil War by decorating their graves. In the spring of 1866, he again mentioned this subject to Gen. John B. Murray, Seneca County clerk. Gen. Murray embraced the idea, and a committee was formed to plan a day devoted to honoring the dead. Townspeople adopted the idea wholeheartedly. Wreaths, crosses and bouquets were made for each veteran's grave.
NEWS
May 29, 2004
Jackson Bell Mickey DePalo wants to remind Burbank residents that Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend. "People go to barbecues and have a good time on Memorial Day," said DePalo, chairman of the city's Veterans Commemorative Committee. "It's really a day where they should sit back and think about the price [soldiers] have paid for freedom." Burbank, Glendale and the foothill communities will sponsor several Memorial Day ceremonies to honor veterans who have died.
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NEWS
April 30, 2014
A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend's son - a student at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank - was found mentally competent to stand trial after a months-long psychiatric evaluation, authorities said. The man, Rineson Adams, was charged with one count each of premeditated murder and child abuse in connection with the stabbing death of 11-year-old Jai Lewis on Memorial Day last year. A judge had declared a doubt in his mental competency last July, after which Adams was sent for psychiatric evaluation, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
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THE818NOW
By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2013
Speaking at a Memorial Day service in Montrose, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recalled a young man he had nominated for the Naval Academy in 2006. Four years later, that man - William McIlvaine of Burbank - graduated with honors and his lifetime dream of becoming a military pilot came true. Three months ago, McIlvaine was killed when his plane crashed, Schiff said. PHOTOS: Burbank Memorial Day event “It's a beautiful thing to have people who are not afraid to risk it all, but when it is redeemed so young, it's a terrible thing,” he said.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 5, 2013
The Burbank Community Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Burbank High School Auditorium, 902 N. Third St. This is the first public concert by the band in more than 10 years, outside of the annual Veterans' Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day performances. The program will include standard concert numbers - overtures, marches and familiar tunes including a “Salute to Bob Hope” with songs such as “Buttons and Bows,” “Moonlight Becomes You” and, of course, “Thanks for the Memories.” A free-will offering will be solicited to cover renting the auditorium.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | May 29, 2010
V ietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo continues to serve his country — and his city — as chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee. DePalo works with about 14 other members to organize programs for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other programs that salute Burbank residents who have served and are still serving their country. "I think the committee's purpose is that we want to honor all veterans and honor and remember all the soldiers and Marines who have died in service to our country," he said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2009
BURBANK — For hundreds of local residents who turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge, the hours of tribute — complete with bagpipes, benedictions, names of fallen service members, patriotic hymns and roses — serve as an annual exercise in remembrance. But for Liam McKenna, a second-grader at St. Finbar School, such an exercise takes place weekly. “Every Sunday, I take a marble from the ‘Iraq’ circle and put it in the ‘home’ pile,” said Liam, dressed from head to toe in Army fatigues and wearing his dad’s rank, Sgt. 1st Class.
NEWS
By DAN EVANS | May 27, 2009
When I was a kid, the coming of Memorial Day meant so much more than it does now. It heralded the coming of summer: lazy days, road trips, swimming pools and sunburns. My brain could begin to unclench. Soon, I would sleep in longer, think less, and enjoy more. The anticipation of that heaven was almost as good as days themselves. Now it mostly means a chance to catch up on chores and bills, spend time with friends, slap on some sunscreen and get outside for a change. But, primarily, it means a three-day weekend.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2009
BURBANK — For hundreds of local residents who turned out to Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge, the hours of tribute — complete with bagpipes, benedictions, names of fallen service members, patriotic hymns and roses — serve as an annual exercise in remembrance. But for Liam McKenna, a second-grader at St. Finbar School, such an exercise takes place weekly. “Every Sunday, I take a marble from the ‘Iraq’ circle and put it in the ‘home’ pile,” said Liam, dressed from head to toe in Army fatigues and wearing his dad’s rank, Sgt. 1st Class.
NEWS
May 23, 2009
Memorial Day came early for Boy Scout Troop 201, which in partnership with the American Legion Post 150 of Burbank sponsored an evening of remembrance Friday at Valhalla Memorial Park. Children, many dressed in their scouting uniforms, laid hundreds of American flags to honor those who have kept this country free. The city?s annual Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, at the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road.
NEWS
February 7, 2009
MEMORIAL AT PACIFIC PARK A proposal introduced by Vietnam veteran Mickey DePalo called for Pacific Park to be renamed in honor of fallen Cpl. Leonard ?Larry? Maxam before Memorial Day. Maxam died fending off an enemy advance in Vietnam and is the only Burbank resident to ever be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. WHAT IT MEANS Pacific Park will have a memorial in honor of Maxam, likely in the form of a flagpole and a plaque. The proposed amount of $25,000 will be revisited by the council at a later date.
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