Date(s) - 05/29/2016 - 05/30/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mountain Shadows Cemetery
This program is a Celebration of life for American Veterans who have passed away and is sponsored by The American Legion, Smyth-Bolter Post 58, Sonora, assisted by the VFW Honor Guard and VVA Color Guard. The program consist of Presenting the Colors, (VVA Color Guard), Introduction of Digniterys, National Anthem, lowering the American Flag to half mast, a short speech, laying of wreaths on a veterans grave, followed by a 21 gun salute(VFW, Honor Guard) and Taps.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Sponsors a similar program at the Columbia Cemetery in Columbia, CA from 10 AM to 11 AM Sunday, Assisted by the same organizations listed above.
The Friday and Saturday prior to Memorial Day Sunday, a cross and flag are placed on all the veterans Graves in all of the Cemeteries of Tuolumne County. This is done by The American Legion, VFW, VVA, Boy and Girl Scouts, and Marines of Pickle Meadows and other volunteers.