• Fair Oaks Cemetery 20th Annual Memorial Day Event

    May 26th, 2018 10:00 am

    The Fair Oaks Cemetery District and the Memorial Day Ceremony Committee are nalizing plans for one of the most popular and inspiring Memorial Day events in the area.

    The twentieth Annual Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 26th , at Fair Oaks Cemetery, located at 7780 Olive St., Fair Oaks. The formal ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

    This year’s theme is to honor our Military Chaplains from all wars. Some of the first chaplains were appointed in the late 1800’s. Many more were commissioned during World War II. More than 400 chaplains have died while serving in the U.S. military. The Chairman of the Fair Oaks Cemetery District’s Memorial Day Committee, Bob Clouse, will be the Master of Ceremonies. The main speaker(s) will focus on the history and facts of the United States Military Chaplains.

    The Fair Oaks Cemetery will be decorated with over 400 American flags lining its roadways as “The Avenue of Flags”. We will also be adding more names to the Veterans Memorial Wall.

    The laying of the wreath at the Memorial, will be in honor of over 1800 Veterans who are buried in the cemetery, will be done by VFW Post 6158 and American Legion Post 383.

    The musical program will consist of Pipers, a Drummer, and recorded music provided by a local Disc Jockey. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony, provided by the Orangevale/Fair Oaks Grange and the Fair Oaks Historical Society.

    The Fair Oaks Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony is a fine example of how we, the community, remember our loved ones and say thank you to our Veterans and their families for their sacrifices.

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