Veterans' ceremony May 27 to honor Kern County's fallen heroes

Veteran groups are holding an annual ceremony to honor fallen heroes in conjunction with Memorial Day.

The event is planned for Saturday, May 27, at the Kern Veterans Memorial and Wall of Valor at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and S Street. The public is invited.

The Kern County Veterans Service Department said Sheriff Donny Youngblood will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will also include the national anthem, flag salute, wreath laying, rifle salute and more.

“This annual event honors all Kern County veterans killed in action, and we honor their courage and sacrifice," Josh Dhanens, veterans service manager at the Kern County Veterans Service Department, said in a news release.

The event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. that day.

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