Where to Go to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

Want to know where to go to participate in Memorial Day Services in Dixon? Look no further.

You don't have to go far today to take part in local Memorial Day observances.

Over at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Support Committee is sponsoring an observance that begins at 9 a.m. And lasts about an hour. Those wanting to attend this event are encouraged to come early for the best possible parking spots and seating arrangements.

The event is usually well attended and will feature a variety of guest speakers and special performances including one from 59th Army Band. The keynote speaker for this observance is Bradley Phillips, Memorial Service Network 5 Executive Director, United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Sacramento Valley National Honor Guard is scheduled to do a Rifle Salute and Taps and the 60th AMW out of Travis Air Force Base is set to do a KC-10 flyover.

The cemetery is located at 5810 Midway Road. Take a look at the full agenda attached to this story.

Dixon's own American Legion Post 208 will be holding a Memorial Day Service at Silveyville Cemetery, 800 South First St., at 11 a.m. Then at 11:30 a.m., there will be another Memorial Day Service at the KIA Memorial located in at Women’s Improvement Club Park, next to the

After the services people are welcomed to attend a free, light lunch at the Dixon Veterans Hall located at 1305 North First Street starting at noon.

If you know of another Memorial Day Service that we missed, please post it in the comments on this story.

Shalene May 28, 2012 at 06:05 PM
There is nothing more special and heart warming than to see so many faces. We all come together to share this emotional and wonderful day. We honor those in whom we love and respect weather they are still with us or have passed away.. My father and grandfather passed away within two weeks of each other and are a row apart. To know that so many people truly care about our loved ones is an honor. We will always love you. We will always remember you We will ALWAYS be PROUD AMERICANS. Shalene Campbell Daughter of Jimmy Lee Ramey Jr. Sec 3
Debe May 29, 2012 at 06:08 AM
My Father, age 90 a veteran of WW ll;he served in he Philippines. He was there with m to honor his Grandson, my son who was layed to rest on 07-23-09. My Father lost one of his brothers tat served also; he was kille in Germany/France invasion. Out of 5 brothers fighting, and only 1 killed, seems to be a miracle my Dad is standing there...Igive thanks to all our fallen soldiers...Blessings they are left in sleep. Till Jesus comes for us...hugs! ~D~


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