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Memorial Day Service Monday – Bring Flowers

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

~ John F. Kennedy

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke
Executive Director
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce
3516 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 249-7171

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the grand army of the Republic, and was first observed on 30 May 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. What history tells us, though, is a much more poignant story of love and loss covered in flowers. Those who began leaving the flowers on the graves were the women and children who were left behind. What they lovingly did to remember their loved ones also reminded those around them of the sacrifice these men made for our freedom. I would personally like to invite you to join us this Monday for our annual Memorial Day service at 8 a.m. and to bring flowers in memory of those who gave their lives. Your small act of kindness may seem so simple to you, but will bring great joy to those who remain. Vietnam War Memorial is located at the northwest corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 18th Annual Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser at Verdugo Hills Golf Course on May 15. The event was a huge success and we want to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting us: Andy’s Transfer and Storage, CV Insurance, Jenkins Property Management, Dilbeck Real Estate Jill Suarez, JP Weaver, SIG Property Management, Montrose Travel, Montrose Bakery and Café, The Clothing Market, Super Shuttle, Casa Cordoba, Glendale Police Officers Association, Joe and Mary Kroening, J’s Maintenance and Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office.

All of the delicious food that we enjoyed at the event was sponsored by these local restaurants in Montrose: Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Sake Sushi, Oceanview Bar and Grill, El Charro, Gio’s Baguettes and More, Montrose Bakery and Cafe and All in 7 Stop Pizza. Our sponsors made it possible for us to give $2,500 away in scholarships to these six graduating seniors: Tatavik Stepanyan, Gavin Traber, Isabel Martos-Repath, Molly Strawn, Lauren Fairshter and Steve Lee. Once again, thank you so much!



Upcoming Events


Glendale votes on June 3. We need your help to “Get out the Vote” if you live in the 91214 zip code and are also a City of Glendale resident. We need help to hand out and hang door hangers in the Far North Glendale area for the June 3 election. A group of civic-minded citizens will be distributing 10,000 door hangers on the doors of homes in that area to encourage everyone to vote. Please contact the Chamber office ASAP if you are interested in helping.

Please join us for our June business mixer on Wednesday, June 4. We invite you “Travel to Honolulu compliments of Montrose Travel.” They will be hosting an outdoor Polynesian luau at their offices on Honolulu Avenue. They will be barbecuing up chicken kabobs and serving Mai Tais with a pineapple wedge and mini umbrella. There will be “surfing music” to set the atmosphere and a “special prize” for the person wearing their best “beach bum” outfit. We hope to see you all there.

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Calendar items


Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial, northwest corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.

Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival is on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 in the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.

Vote, Vote, Vote on Tuesday June 3. Find your polling place at or contact the Glendale City Clerk’s office at (818) 548-2090.

June business mixer on Wednesday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Montrose Travel, 2355 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

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