Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., will celebrate Memorial Day at 10:30 a.m., Monday in the cemetery's amphitheater. National colors will be presented by the West Coast Thunder Color Guard of the Inland Empire Harley-Davidson Owners Group. Featured speaker will be Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Vanderwood, who recently returned from deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Information and directions: (951) 653-8417.

American Legion Post 155 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 6476 will co-host a ceremony from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hermosa Cemetery, 900 N. Meridian Ave., Colton. It will include posting a POW flag on an empty chair to symbolize soldiers missing in action or being held as prisoners of war. VFW Post 6476 will perform a 21-gun salute. Speakers include Veterans Administration representative Charlotte Babar. Information: (909) 422-9922.

Five veterans' organizations - American Legion posts 772, 262 and 497, Veterans of Foreign War Post 6563 and Amvets Post 1240 - will host ceremonies at 11 a.m., Monday at Green Acres Memorial Park and Cemetery, 11715 Cedar Ave., Bloomington. VFW Post 6563 will host a luncheon afterward at the post, 9190 Fontana Ave., Fontana. Information: (909) 823-2600.

Rialto's fifth annual Memorial Day Tribute will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday at the Rialto Park Cemetery, 200 S. Willow Ave. Information: Rialto city clerk, (909) 820-2519.

Veterans of Foreign War Post 8737 will host a short ceremony at 3 p.m., Monday to be followed by an open house with refreshments at the post, 2018 Foothill Blvd., San Bernardino. Information: (909) 889-2204.

A short ceremony will be hosted by Veterans of Foreign War Post 1744 at 10 a.m., Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino. An open house from 1 to 4 p.m. will follow at the post headquarters, 1541 W. 24th St., San Bernardino. Information: (909) 887-0511.

American Legion Post 777 will host a ceremony at 11 a.m., Monday in front of its headquarters, 194 E. 40th St., San Bernardino, followed by an open house throughout the afternoon. Information: (909) 882-3110.


BS Ranch Perspective:

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