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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Eastside Memorial Day photo. From left, Cub Scout Jonathan Ruiz, 10, CPO David Jimenez, Congresswoman Judy Chu, LA City Councilman José Huizar, Cub Scout Andrew Ruiz, 7, and PFC Timothy Veloz were the first watch at the 24-hour patriotic vigil at the Mexican All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos in Los  on Sunday March 30, 2010. 63rd Annual Memorial Day observance and Commemoration of Medal of Honor Recipient PFC Eugene Obregon USMC. The event includes a 24-hour patriotic vigil at the Mexican All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos (Intersection of Lorena, Indiana, and Chavez) in Los Angeles.  PHOTO BY AURELIO JOSE BARRERA

Memorial Day Vigil - first watch

Memorial Day vigil - evening watch

The annual 24-hour Memorial Day vigil began this morning at the Mexican-American All Wars Memorial at Cinco Puntos in East Los Angeles. Photographer Aurelio Jose Barrera came in the morning to take a photo of the first watch (pictured at top) and then return in the evening  to take capture a different view.

The first watch, pictured above, included Cub Scout Jonathan Ruiz, 10, CPO David Jimenez, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Councilman José Huizar, Cub Scout Andrew Ruiz, 7, and PFC Timothy Veloz. From 11 PM – 11:30 PM,  Rudy Stone (L) and Mike Castañon (pictured at bottom) kept watch. This year’s ceremony  coincided with the naming of the East Los Angeles freeway interchange in honor Eugene Obregon, a Medal of Honor recipient who died during the Korean War.

* Update: This post has been updated with the evening photo and information.

Photos  by Aurelio Jose Barrera

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