The Fair Oaks Cemetery District and the Memorial Day Ceremony Committee are finalizing plans for one of the most popular and inspiring Memorial Day events in the area.
The Nineteenth Annual Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 27, at the Fair Oaks Cemetery, located at 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks. The formal ceremonies start at 10 AM. This year’s theme is to remember the 100th year Anniversary of the United States’ entry into the "Great War" and to honor our Veterans of World War 1, "The War to end all wars," of whom there are eighty-six known veterans buried in the Fair Oaks Cemetery.
Chairman of the Fair Oaks Cemetery District Memorial Day Committee, Tom Askins will be the Master of Ceremonies. The main speaker(s) will focus on the history, facts and results of the United States entry into this war.
The Fair Oaks Cemetery will be decorated with hundreds of 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 in honor of over eighteen hundred 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 by a local Disc Jockey. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony by the Orangevale/ Fair Oaks Grange & Fair Oaks Historical Society.
The Fair Oaks Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony is a fine example of how we, the community, remember loved ones and say thank you to our veterans and their families for their sacrifices.
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