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Memorial Day is Monday May 26th a day set aside to remember those who have given their lives defending our country. Several Memorial events are taking place throughout our the area and local dignitaries are participating.
We take this opportunity to honor those who have given their all in defense of our country. And, we recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by their families.
Veterans, assisted by local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and other volunteers place American flags at all veterans’ graves in the Auburn cemeteries.
Members of all veterans organizations in Auburn join forces to commemorate this day of remembrance.
Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery will start the day off in Auburn at 9 AM at the New Auburn Cemetery,
There will be brief remarks by dignitaries, a fly-over, dove release, wreath-placement, 3-volley rifle salute and TAPS.
Immediately following, brief ceremonies are held at the Old Auburn Cemetery, Newcastle Cemetery and the Maidu Indian Cemetery.
At 11 AM a service will be conducted at the Colfax Cemetery, at 1 PM at the Foresthill Veterans Hall a ceremony honoring Nicholas Burley, Killed In Action in Afghanistan is scheduled and at 5 PM the Supervisor will be at Trails End Cemetery in Tahoe City with Boy Scout Troop 266.
Placer County supervisor Jim Holmes will be in Loomis and Rocklin Monday.
Many other events are planed including in Grass Valley at Pioneer Park at 9am followed by festivities at Veterans Hall 11 am.