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Memorial Day

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

Doni Chamberlain

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.

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