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Auburn area veterans will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th beginning at 9 AM at the New Auburn Cemetery.
The American Legion Post 84, assisted by area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and other volunteers, placed flags at veterans graves in the Auburn cemeteries on Thursday and Friday. VFW Post 904 will place an Aisle of Flags. Ceremonies will be conducted at the War Memorial at the New Auburn Cemetery (1040 Collins Dr) beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 27th, and will include remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock, Placer County Supervisors Jim Holmes and Jennifer Montgomery, Auburn Mayor Kevin Hanley, and City Councilman Mike Holmes. Flowers will be presented to Gold Star family members. There will be a fly-over of local aircraft, a wreath-laying, and a release of white doves followed by the rending of honors known as a rifle salute and the playing of taps for departed comrades. Brief ceremonies with a wreath laying and the rendering of honors will follow at the Old Auburn Cemetery (170 Fulweiler) at 10:00 AM, the Newcastle Cemetery (850 Taylor Rd) at 11:00 and the Maidu Indian Cemetery (corner of Maidu Rd and Wildwood Dr in Auburn) at 12:00. Please note that the Blocker Drive entrance to the New Auburn Cemetery is closed; you are asked to enter through the gate on Collins St.