Pre-Memorial Day ceremony at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus

PALM DESERT - A pre-Memorial Day ceremony will be held today at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus.

The event will include the presentation of colors by the Desert Hot Springs High School Junior ROTC, a reflection by Navy chaplain Lt. Paul Armstrong, a 21-gun salute and "Taps'' played by members of American Legion Post 519 in Palm Springs.

A flag flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., will be presented to the campus, and Joel Daniel, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, will play "Amazing Grace'' on bagpipes.

Bruce Guthrie, a Cal State student and Vietnam veteran, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Afterward, attendees can take tours of the Veterans Success Center, which will open this fall in the Health Sciences Building.

The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on the front patio of the Health Sciences Building.

To make a reservation, contact Jaime Espinoza at (909) 537-5795 or

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