Avenue of Flags

 

AVENUE OF FLAGS
MILITARY VETERANS ASSOCIATION
VISALIA, CA
May 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bill Morland, 559-300-2306

THE AVENUE OF FLAGS MILITARY VETERANS ASSOCIATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES OUR ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AT VISALIA DISTRICT CEMETERY, 1300 WEST GOSHEN AVENUE.

ON SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018, STARTING AT 7:00 A.M., VOLUNTEERS PLACE NEARLY 4,000 SMALL AMERICAN FLAGS ON EVERY VETERAN’s GRAVE IN THE CEMETERY. ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO LAY OUT THE FLAG POLES ALONG THE CEMETERY’S STREETS BEGINNING AT 2:00 P.M., SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 27.

ON MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018, VETERANS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL PLACE 2,200 LARGE AMERICAN FLAGS AT THE CEMETERY. EACH FLAG IS MARKED WITH A DECEASED VETERAN’S NAME AND BRANCH OF SERVICE. WE CORDIALLY INVITE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO HELP WITH THESE LARGE FLAGS STARTING AT 6:00 A.M., MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018, AND TAKING DOWN THE FLAGS AND POLES THAT SAME DAY AT 3:30 PM.

THE MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM AT THE CEMETERY BEGINS AT 10:00 A.M. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS BY NAVAL SEA CADETS; STORIES OF SERVICE ABOUT TWO WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS; MUSIC AND SONG BY GOLDEN WEST HIGH SCHOOL; LAYING OF MEMORIAL WREATHS; RELEASE OF PEACE AND REMEMBRANCE DOVES; RIFLE SALUTE, AND PLAYING OF TAPS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE CEREMONY. ANYONE WISHING TO HELP WITH THE FLAGS OR FLAG POLES ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OR MONDAY PLEASE CON

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