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Here are Memorial Day observances in Southern California:

--The Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial Committee will sponsor a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall. The ceremony will be emceed by KSPN-AM (1110) radio sports anchor Todd Donoho, and will feature a performance by the Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band, a drill team presentation by the Air Force Junior ROTC Saber Team, and fly-overs by the Condor Squadron and the U.S. Air Force. Guest speaker will be Rep. Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. Call Duane Harte at (800) 964-6558.

--Good Shepherd Cemetery, 43121 70th St. W., Quartz Hills, will host a remembrance Mass at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. John Vogel of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating.

--St. Columba's Anglican Church, 725 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, will hold a Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, when the names of American servicemen and women killed in Iraq will be read.

--The Quartz Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and its ladies auxiliary will hold a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. at Joshua Memorial Park, 808 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Speakers include state Sen. William J. ``Pete'' Knight, R-Palmdale, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, and Air Force Col. Harry A. Talbot of Edwards Air Force Base. The service will feature a riderless horse; the Junior ROTC from Lancaster, Antelope Valley, Littlerock and Highland high schools; and a 21-gun salute by the Antelope Valley High School Cadet Corps.

--Westlake Village observes Memorial Day at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service will include jet flyovers, musical performances, historical tableaus and color guards. For more, call (818) 889-0902.

--Art Linkletter will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The program also will include a performance by the Hollywood High School Marching Band, a wreath-laying ceremony and color guard. For information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.ForestLawn.com.

--Canoga Park's ``America the Beautiful'' Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Sponsored by the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Canoga Park Community Center, the parade will feature floats, marching bands, classic autos and equestrians. The parade travels east on Owensmouth, south on De Soto Avenue then west on Vanowen Street. This year's event also includes a street festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Vanowen, between Owensmouth and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. For more, call (818) 884-4222.

-- Antelope Valley Service Organizations and the city of Palmdale will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 2200 E. Ave. S, Palmdale. Participants include Mayor Jim Ledford, Air Force Plant 42 commander Lt. Col. Celeo Wright, Edwards Air Force Base 95th Air Base wing commander Col. Wendy Masiello and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner. Highland High School Junior ROTC cadets will raise the colors and play taps.

--Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9657 and American Legion Post 490 will host a service at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosamond Park on Glendower Street in Rosamond. Flags will be raised by a joint color guard of Civil Air Patrol Squadrons 84 and 49 along with American Legion Post 490. A 21-gun salute will be conducted by Marine Rifle Team 46 Marine Air Group Detachment B from Edwards Air Force Base. Lunch will be served after the service at VFW Post 9657, 20th Street West and Elray Street. Call Gale Swanson at (661) 276-2493 or (661) 256-9306.

--The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers will dedicate a tree at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. The tree will feature blue and gold stars honoring local residents in the service. Call Tina Perez at (661) 299-1451.

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Cub Scout Brian Degnon, 8, places flags at the graves of veterans with help from his mother, Jane Lovitts, for Monday's service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park.

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