Saturday, May 17, 2008

Today is Armed Forces Day

Larry Maxam (1948-1968)

Richard Crescitelli maintains memorial websites for both Burbank and Burroughs High Schools - here is the link.

At the BHS site, if you scroll down to near the end and put your mouse over the blue band that says, "Larry Leonard Maxam - Viet Nam - Medal of Honor - USMC Citation", you can hear Taps being played - very cool!

Then click on the blue band and this will take you to Wes Clark's website where you can read more about Larry Maxam, a fellow classmate who left school in '64 and enlisted in '65. (
read more here)

A week from Monday is Memorial day and for those of you who live in or near Burbank, this is from the
BHS Centennial website

BHS War Memorial Ceremony
(May 26, 2008)

On Memorial Day 2008 (May 26), Burbank High School, in conjunction with the City of Burbank, will hold a ceremony to rededicate the war memorial that was originally created following World War II. The bronze plaque displays the names of Burbank High School students who gave their lives during the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Please join us for this important event.

Memorial Day Ceremony - McCambridge Park 11:00 am

* Will feature students from Burbank High School's Vocal and Instrumental Music Associations.

War Memorial Re-dedication and Open House - Burbank High School Auditorium foyer

* Please join us between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

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