SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Many San Diegans spent Memorial Day remembering those who made ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country.
Those who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored at an event near the USS Midway Museum. A group called Veterans for Peace set up a symbolic graveyard near the USS Midway called the Hometown Arlington West Memorial.
San Diegans killed in the Vietnam War were memorialized at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park. Monday’s event honored the 455 San Diegan's killed and missing in action in Vietnam.
“We are here to commemorate those fallen heroes. To remember their achievements, their courage, their dedication and to say thank you for their sacrifices,” said Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Radzikowski with U.S. Marine Corps.
To honor the fallen, their names were read aloud Saturday and Sunday and then again at Monday's ceremony. The goal was to make sure that those who gave their life, fighting for our country, are remembered long after their funeral and that the importance of what they were fighting for is never forgotten.
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Two people were hospitalized Monday after they were shot while driving on state Route 94 in Lemon Grove, officials said.
Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Monday will officially open the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One person was reported dead Monday after a vehicle went off the San Diego I-5 Freeway in National City and a man apparently from that vehicle ran across freeway lanes, authorities said.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
Temperatures will be similar, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Steady onshore flow will strengthen the marine layer, leading to overnight/morning low clouds and potentially fog along the coast.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.