Avenue of Flags/Veteran’s Appreciation Day Postponed

Avenue of Flags/Veteran’s Appreciation Day     

Wednesday 11-11-20   8:30am to 3:30pm

Visalia Public Cemetery 1300 W. Goshen Ave. Visalia    

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no presentation this year however the Avenue of Flags and The Cemetery District have partnered together to show appreciation for the veterans.

Based on military availability a flyover has been scheduled at approx. 9am.

There will be over 100 of the donated casket flags flying down the main street of the cemetery.  The public is encouraged to remain in their vehicles and drive down the main street to view the flags.  For those wishing to walk; social distancing of 6 ft. and/or face masks covering the nose and mouth are required.  Parking will be available on the east/west bound streets only; do not park on the main street or the outer perimeter streets.

The military flags will be flying at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall located at the cemetery.  The Avenue of Flags Committee will have a booth at the Memorial for those needing information and/or wishing to make donations.

Active duty Marines are scheduled to do 22 laps (laps are 1 mile) of the cemetery to raise awareness and funds for A Combat Veterans Hope.  Donations can be made directly to ACVH, P.O. Box 8004, Visalia 93290 or at the cemetery prior to and on Veteran’s Day.  Individuals or groups wishing to join in on a lap or more should contact Cindy Summers, Cemetery Manager at 734-6181 or 679-1463 for details.

Wreaths Across America

Community Cremation Scattering Day

The Visalia Public Cemetery has scheduled the first annual cremation scattering day. The scattering day will assist families in transitioning from personal possession of urns; to a permanent placement of their loved ones at the cemetery. By utilizing the scattering garden options available, families respectfully lay their loved ones to rest in both a meaningful and affordable manner.

A brief memorial service will be held prior to the scatterings. There are 2 sites to choose from, either the Eagle or the Angel. The deceased name, dates of birth and death will be engraved on the statue at their chosen site.

This year’s Scattering Day at the Visalia Public Cemetery is scheduled for Saturday, November 16,2019 @ 9am. The total cost for this service will be$300 for residents of the District. Call (734-6181) or visit the cemetery office (1300 W. Goshen, Visalia) as soon as possible but no later than November 1-, 2019 to allow ample time for processing the required paperwork. All paperwork and payments must be completed before November 13, 2019.

There are several options available for families that prefer to lay their loved ones to rest in an urn as opposed to the scattering garden, contact the cemetery office for more information.

Christmas Concert in the Chapel

Tales from the Tomb on October 20th

Pic’s from Walk with Cop & Blood Drive

Memorial Day 2018

Senior Day in the Park

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