The Avenue of Flags celebration on Memorial Day has been postponed till a later date (TBA). There will be a small display on Memorial Day. There will be no presentation or gathering.
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.
AVENUE OF FLAGS
MILITARY VETERANS ASSOCIATION
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