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By Veronica Bocanegra Adult Volunteer Excelsior High Desert CA On Monday May 25 2015 the Excelsior High Desert Young Marines had the honor of participating in several Memorial Day functions to show their respect and gratitude to our fall- en heroes and local veterans. They participated at three locations over the weekend in- cluding a church a retirement home and attended a memo- rial event at a cemetery. They placed American flags posted flags at Veterans graves and participated in a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park. The day continued at Rock Springs Retire- ment Home where alongside Quilts of Valor a local organi- zation they helped brighten the day for many veterans. They presented colors spoke with veterans and thanked them for their service. Members of the local news media were there to report on the story it was the second year of participation at Rock Springs Retirement Home. The Excelsior High Desert Young Marines were established in December 2012and plan on do- ing this for many years to come. Excelsior Respect and Gratitude for Our Fallen Heroes Excelsior High Desert Young Marines Unit Memorial Day activities. Placing flags on graves a group photo the presentation of a wreath and taking the time to meet and thank area veterans personally. ESPRIT Page 21