We at Food for Thought thank and recognize all our veterans for their service and sacrifice. Today many of us will display American flags in honor and remembrance of our country’s veterans: Grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, acquaintances, sons and daughters.
I invite you to leave the names of your veteran loved ones in the comment section below. We join you in recognizing and honoring our fallen and living veterans.
The north state offers the following Memorial Day events, all open to the public:
Sunrise until noon: The American flag off Bechelli Lane near Interstate 5 will lower to half-staff.
9 a.m. Monday:Veterans Memorial Hall on Yuba Street in downtown Redding
10 a.m. Monday: Lawncrest Memorial Park on East Cypress Avenue in Redding; Weaverville Cemetery on Odd Fellows Avenue in Weaverville
11 a.m. Monday: Anderson Cemetery at 2500 Cemetery Lane in Anderson; Oak Hill Cemetery at 735 Cemetery Lane in Red Bluff
noon Monday: Redding Cemetery on Continental Street in Redding
5:45 p.m. Monday: Northern California Veterans Cemetery on Gas Point Road in Igo
11 a.m. Friday: Wreath-laying at the Veterans Memorial Grove near the Redding Convention Center on Auditorium Drive in Redding