Memorial Day in Temecula will surely be celebrated by many. While Temecula is a notoriously sleepy town, it is still possible to find events within the town that you can participate in for Memorial Day 2014.
Procession: Remembering Our Bravest
A “Remembering Our Bravest” Memorial Day ceremony will be taking place in Old Town, Temecula . There will be a procession, to include boy scouts, military personnel, and patriotic music, marching down Main Street. Onlookers are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue as well as wave their flags. After the procession, there will be a small ceremony on the steps of the Civic Center at 41000 Main Street . The entire event should last between 8:00-9:30 am.
Memorial Day Public Swim
At Temecula’s CRC (Community Recreation Center) , there will be public swim hours in the outdoor pool between 11:00 am-3:00 pm. All military personnel and their families may swim for free. Military ID is required in order to take advantage of free swimming.
Non-military families fees:
0-12 years, 55+ years: $1.00
13-54 years: $2.50
Non-Residents (All Ages): $5.00
The CRC is located at 30875 Rancho Vista Rd. Temecula, CA 92592. Amenities include:
- 25 Yard Heated Pool
- Depth Range of 3 1/2 ft – 12 ft
- Diving Board
- Water Slide
- Baby Pool
- Indoor & Outdoor Showers
- Dressing Rooms & Lockers (locks not provided)
Memorial Day Race
There will be three different run/walks through the Harveston Community in Temecula in honor of Memorial Day. There will be a 10k, 5k, and children’s 1K Run/Walk around the homes, lakes, and parks of Harveston. The Kid’s Run starts at 7:45 am and the 5k and 10k start at 8:00 am. Registration can be done online, at Harveston two days before Memorial Day, or the day of on location. For more information about the event and registration, please visit the event’s website or contact:
Temecula Duck Pond Memorial
The Temecula Duck Pond is an idyllic location, overlooked by Oscars, and is a perfect place to relax or go for a walk. It is also the perfect place to remember all the veterans that have come and gone. The Duck Pond has a veterans memorial called Letters Home. It is a statue of a soldier who appears to be writing a letter home on his helmet. The steps to the memorial and the wheelchair access ramp are called the “Paths of Honor.” The paths are engraved with the names of men and women who served this country. According to zvents, a local boy scout troop will be there honoring the holiday at 3:00 pm.
The Temecula Duck Pond is located at 28250 Ynez Rd.Temecula, CA 92591