Memorial Day at National Cemetary

Memorial Day at National CemetaryThe Sacramento Valley National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Program to honor the legacy of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation on Monday, May 26, starting at 9:00 am in the Flag Assembly area. The cemetery is located south of Dixon at 5810 Midway Road.

The event will feature the Band of the Golden West (USAF – Travis AFB) and a Flyover by a USN Stearman Biplane. Our Main Speaker is Ms. Anita Hansen, Director, Memorial Programs Service, Washington DC and Guest Speaker is J. P. Tremblay, Deputy Secretary for Communication and Legislation, California Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information, contact Cynthia D.F. Nuñez, Cemetery Director, at her office – (707) 693-2460

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 26 in 2014). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

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