Over the years, the original meaning and spirit of Memorial Day has faded from the public consciousness. Originally known as “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  You can remember those who paid the price for our freedoms by attending a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Road, on Monday, May 28, 2012, 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 event will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido. Admission to the event is free.

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, museum tours, vendors, refreshments, and a raffle.