This Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, will be a full day of honoring our fallen veterans.
The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Midway Road, south of Dixon, will hold a ceremony including the Air Force Band of the Golden West Brass Quintet (shown above) starting at 9:00 am.
Then a memorial service will be held at the Silveyville cemetery commencing at 10:00 am at the tomb of the unknown soldier, then move to the Flag area of the cemetery for a Flag Ceremony.
Beginning at 11:00 am another ceremony will be held at the Women’s Improvement Club Park next to the Library in downtown Dixon.
About 30 minutes after that there will be a luncheon at the Dixon Veterans Hall.
Boy Scouts and other civic groups will place flags on the graves of veterans buried at Silveyville on Saturday morning.
Other volunteers will place flags on the thousands of graves at the National Cemetery, starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 23. Volunteers will also be needed to help remove the flags all day on Tuesday, May 26 at the National Cemetery. For more information or to volunteer, call (707) 693-2460. Drop-in volunteers are also welcome.