Memorial Day in Westlake Village

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village held its 24th annual Memorial Day service on Mon., May 26. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PAYING RESPECT - Mary Miller and her 21-month-old son, Duke, of Westlake Village watch the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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PAYING RESPECT – Mary Miller and her 21-month-old son, Duke, of Westlake Village watch the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ENTERTAINING THE CROWD - Senior Airman Sophie Powers sings with the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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ENTERTAINING THE CROWD – Senior Airman Sophie Powers sings with the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers VINTAGE AIRCRAFT - The Tiger Squadron of Santa Paula performs a fly-over during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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VINTAGE AIRCRAFT – The Tiger Squadron of Santa Paula performs a fly-over during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A DAY TO REMEMBER - Jim Thompson of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11395 in Thousand Oaks stands with the flags before the march on the colors during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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A DAY TO REMEMBER – Jim Thompson of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11395 in Thousand Oaks stands with the flags before the march on the colors during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers STANDING FOR THE ARMY - Retired Army Col. Rabbi Shimon Paskow salutes during "The Armed Forces Medley" at the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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STANDING FOR THE ARMY – Retired Army Col. Rabbi Shimon Paskow salutes during “The Armed Forces Medley” at the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers MEMORIAL DAY - Marines from the Marine Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines at Port Hueneme fire their weapons during a 21-gun salute during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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MEMORIAL DAY – Marines from the Marine Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines at Port Hueneme fire their weapons during a 21-gun salute during the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers MEMORIAL DAY - Lance Cpl. Mitchell Cunningham of the Marine Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines at Port Hueneme stands at attention during the playing of taps at the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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MEMORIAL DAY – Lance Cpl. Mitchell Cunningham of the Marine Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines at Port Hueneme stands at attention during the playing of taps at the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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