Valley Memorial Day observances

The Fresno BeeMay 22, 2014 

Dominic Lerandeau, left, 8, pokes a hole before Jacob Smith, 12, plants an American Flag at the headstone of a military veteran at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno where they joined other student council members from the Carden School of Fresno placing flags on military headstones for the Memorial Day weekend, Thursday, May 22, 2014. There are an estimated 10,000 military veterans buried at Belmont Memorial Park. Most of the flags are put out every year by staff, but students from the Carden School have been helping with a portion of those for the past seven years.




10 a.m., keynote speaker Anita Hanson, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, (209) 854-1040, ext. 101.


Sunrise service:

5:30 a.m., Woodward Park, Vietnam Memorial Monument at Lakeview Shelter, Fresno, (559) 435-2464.

Service: 9 a.m., Washington Colony Cemetery, 7318 S. Elm Ave., Fresno, (559) 264-7577.

Service: 9 a.m., Roeding Park, Nisei War Memorial, 890 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, (559) 275-6318.

Mass: 10 a.m., with Bishop Armando X. Ochoa, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, 264 N. Blythe Ave., (559) 488-7449.

Parade: 10 a.m., starts at Visalia Road and Farmersville Boulevard, Farmersville, (559) 731-9774.

Requiem Service: 10 a.m., Hokehankist will be recited, Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 1925 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno and 10:30 a.m., Soghomon Tehlirian Monument, Masis Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 250 N. Hughes Ave., Fresno, (559) 292-2415.

Ceremony: 9 a.m., conducted by Clovis American Legion Cecil Cox Post 147 and Clovis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3225, Clovis Cemetery, 305 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, (559) 299-0471.

Ceremony: 10 a.m., guest speaker Maj. Leonard Lujan, Mendocino Cemetery, 7932 S. Mendocino Ave., Parlier, (559) 451-1564.

Program: 10 a.m., Avenue of Flags, Visalia District Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, (559) 300-2306.

Picnic: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 117th annual First Armenian Presbyterian Church picnic, Central Unified Aquatics Complex, 3535 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, (559) 237-6638, $5.

Program: 11 a.m., Avenue of Flags, Courthouse Park, Gateway Drive and Yosemite Avenue, downtown Madera, (559) 673-7520.

Service: 11 a.m., Avenue of Flags, Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, (559) 824-2008.

Concert and ceremony: 11 a.m., Clovis Community Band, with three names to be added to the Gold Star wall, Clovis Veterans Memorial District, 808 Fourth St., Clovis, (559) 299-0471.

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