Long Beach marches for the heroes we have lost


The streets of Long Beach came alive with patriotic spirit as the community gathered on Monday for the annual Memorial Day Parade, hosted by The Joint Veterans Organization and the City of Long Beach.

The event began at 10 a.m., stepping off from Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street, and proceeding along New York Avenue to Park Avenue, with the celebration ending at City Hall.

This year’s Grand Marshals were Marty Heeb, Bob Costigan and John Hughes. The parade featured many participants, including veterans, service workers, community organizations and school groups.

The parade route was lined with red, white and blue. Marchers and viewers both took the opportunity to honor and remember the sacrifices of service members, both locally and nationally.