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Annual Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony


Date : May 28, 2018 -
Time : 1:00pm
Location : Lakewood Memorial Park
Address : 900 Santa Fe Avenue
Hughson, CA 95326
Description : The 191stArmy Band, “Band of the Wild West,” returns to perform some of the great American anthems accompanied by special guest performers. Participating in this years ceremony are the Ceres High School Theater Department and the La Loma Junior High School choir.

Guest speaker will be Brigadier General Frank Emanuel, CSMR of the California Military Department.

Cecilia Gaerlan, Executive Director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, will share a living story of Vicente S. Bautista, Jr. who is one of the last remaining survivors of the Bataan Death March. On April 9, 1942 the Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer of prisoners of war by the Japanese Imperial Army.

SSG Steve Trapp will re-enact “Table Set for One” with the Presentation of Colors by the California National Guard, a flag pole ceremony by California National Guard, California State Honor Guard and wreath ceremony followed by a white dove release.

The Avenue of Flags display and the Poppy Crosses will be on display until 3 p.m. Volunteers who perform that service are the US Navel Sea Cadets (Modesto Division), The American Legion (Post #74) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post #3199).
Contact : Lakewood Memorial Park
Phone : 209.883.0411
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