VICTORVILLE, Calif. – On Memorial Day the San Bernardino County Fair will pay tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives in the service of the United States of America.
Ceremonies will begin at 7:05 p.m. Monday, May 29 in the grandstands and include a special presentation by decorated U.S. Army Col. Scott Taylor. Taylor served in Operation Iraqi Freedom II and deployed with over 1,100 soldiers to Basra, Iraq in 2010-11, bringing all of them home to their families. Col. Taylor is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds two Master’s Degrees in National Securities Studies and Military Arts and Science.
The United States Marine Corps out of Nebo and Yermo will present the colors followed by the National Anthem. The California State University San Bernardino Air Force ROTC will present the Missing Soldiers Table. The ceremony will close with the retirement of the colors.
Immediately after the Memorial Day ceremony Fair guests are invited to enjoy the music of Aarron Tippin – known as the hardest working man in country music. Tippin is renowned for hits including “Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly,” “For You I Will,” and “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You.” A strong supporter of the U.S. military, Tippin first entertained troops during the Gulf War when he traveled with Bob Hope to Saudi Arabia. Since that time he has performed multiple shows in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The San Bernardino County Fair welcomes all active and retired military on Memorial Day offering free admission with valid identification. General Fair admission is $7 and children age 5 and under are free.