King City Memorial Day
Fort Hunter Liggett garrison commander, Col. Stephen Trotter, speaks during the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday at King City Cemetery. (Fort Hunter Liggett)

KING CITY — Col. Stephen Trotter, Fort Hunter Liggett’s garrison commander, paid homage to the courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, extending gratitude to veterans present and across the nation while also honoring Gold Star families, during the annual King City Memorial Day ceremony Monday.

Hosted by King City VFW Post 6747, the May 27 event at King City Cemetery drew a diverse crowd of families and community members from the surrounding region to pay their respects to military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

In addition to Trotter, other guest speakers included King City Mayor Mike LeBarre and Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez.

“I am thankful for the sacrifice of those we honor today and honored to be a part of a community that teaches its young people about those who came before and gave their all so we could all have today,” Lopez said on social media afterward.

The ceremony concluded with community organizations placing wreaths on a wall as a tribute to those who served, followed by the Annual VFW Memorial Day BBQ at the VFW Hall that afternoon.

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