Since 1868 the United States has designated a day to remember the brave people who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. Originally known as “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the brave soldiers who have passed away defending our country.  Let's honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom by attending a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Road, on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The remembrance is sponsored by the Escondido Allied Veterans Council.

In addition to this solemn observance of Memorial Day, you may also want to consider another event that has become a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Escondido: the American Heritage Car Show sponsored by the Escondido History Center.  This year’s free event will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido. The American Heritage Car Show will feature hundreds of domestic and import pre-'74 vintage, classic, muscle and hot rod cars. The event will include a DJ, a pancake breakfast, vendors, refreshments, and a raffle.