Memorial Day services to be held at Navy base

Ceremonies at a past Memorial Day at the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Submarine Memorial. Courtesy photo

Annual Memorial Day services will be held at the United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, on Monday, May 28.

The 11 a.m. observance will include speeches by local community leaders and submarine veterans, as well as the unique “tolling the boats” ceremony, during which each of the 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War Two is honored as a bell is tolled. The keynote speaker will be Commander John Witte, Commanding Officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760).

The free event is open to the public and hosted by the Navy and the Los Angeles-Pasadena Base of the U. S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. No advance reservations are needed.

The submarine memorial is located aboard the naval weapons station at 800 Seal Beach Boulevard, between Westminster Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, in the City of Seal Beach.

For more information, contact Naval Weapons Station Public Affairs Officer Gregg Smith, at 562-626-7215