Memorial Day services planned Monday




Although some people view Memorial Day as just a three-day weekend that starts the summer season, it’s actually a solemn day set aside to honor those who have died in battled defending the United States.

In light of that, observances are planned Monday at a number of locations in the north valley, including these:

Chico

Services will be held at both the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue at 10 a.m., and Glen Oaks Memorial Park at Hegan Lane and the Midway at 2 p.m.

Both ceremonies will involve presentations of military honors, speeches and tributes, and displays of flags.

The morning event will also feature patriotic music by the Chico Community Band, and displays of a 1921 Ford Model T hearse and a horse-drawn funeral coach from the 1800s.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Questions can be directed to the Chico Cemetery at 345-7243 or Glen Oaks at 343-3002.

Oroville

There will be an 11:30 a.m. ceremony on the green bridge in downtown Oroville to mark Memorial Day. The event typically includes speeches, music and the throwing of a wreath into the Feather River.

The recently completed wall of honor will be on display at the nearby Veterans Memorial Park on Montgomery Street.

Unlike past years, there will be no ceremony Monday at Oroville Memorial Park on Lincoln Boulevard, but volunteers are needed to help American Legion Post 95 place flags on graves and flag poles.

Those willing to help can just show up at the cemetery at 6 a.m. Help is also needed to take down the…

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