Memorial Day Celebration Details

  • Memorial Day Celebration

    May 25th, 2019 10:00 am

    The twenty first Annual Memorial Day Avenue of Flags Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 25, at Fair Oaks Cemetery , located at 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks. The formal ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. The American Legion was formed in Paris in March of 1919 and was charted by Congress later that year. The American Legion is headquartered in Indianapolis. The Legion was the primary group behind the passage of what is now known as the G.I. Bill in 1944. The Legion today assists other veterans through service at VA clinics and hospitals in Washington DC on behalf of veterans. The American Legion is the nationís largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities , advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Today the American Legion provides many services for Veterans on its website and at its almost 14,000 posts around the world.

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