On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017, at 2:00 PM, the Torrance Historical Society will conduct a memorial service for Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U. S. military actions. The program will take place on the Memorial Plaza at the corner of Torrance Blvd. and Maple Ave., and will include the reading of the 146 Names on the Wall. Those Names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan War.
With the help of a handful of volunteers, the Torrance Historical Society is continuing to gather and preserve the too-short life story of each of the Torrance military war causalities. To date, the organization is over halfway to their goal of putting a face on each name. We aspire to research and place in the Museum archives the story of each of these heroes.
On Monday, we will be grateful for the gift of those who never came home. We will remember — every day is Memorial Day. “ We will pray that we may never add another name to that cold, black wall,” noted Jerry Ronan, Torrance Historical Society Board Member and WWll Veteran.
The Memorial Service is free, and open to the public.
The Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345 Post Avenue, Old Torrance) is open free to the public Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Special hours can be arranged for private tours or research. The Society has an ever growing collection of photos, documents, books, artifacts and other material relevant to the City’s past.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the Museum at 310.328.5392 or visit: www.TorranceHistoricalSociety.org