Sunday, May 29
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Activities include guest speaker Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, a wreath presentation, Vietnam helicopters museum, Santa Cruz mobile vet center and a patriotic tractor and float. Master of ceremonies is Marine 1st Sgt. Bryan Campbell. 32053 W. McCabe Road, Santa Nella, 209-854-1040. 10 a.m.
Monday, May 30
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
The activities include a veteran author book signing from 9 a.m. to noon; a patriotic concert performed by the Clovis Community Band at 11 a.m.; a barbecue lunch at noon; military and veteran documentary screenings, 1 to 3 p.m. 808 Fourth St., Clovis, 559-299-0471. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Hanford Nisei Liberty Post 5869 and Sierra Nisei Post 8499 will hold a service that includes honor roll, placing of the wreath, placing of the flag, benediction, rifle salute, taps and a closing address. 890 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno. 9 a.m.
Memorial Day Service hosted by the American Legion Post #191 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6152. The ceremony includes raising the American flag, a flag-folding ceremony, patriotic music by Kingsburg High School’s Jazz Choir and placing wreaths on a memorial at the cemetery. Red hand-made poppies will also be placed on veterans’ graves. 12782 E. Clarkson Ave., Kingsburg, 559-897-2426. 9 a.m.
Downtown Farmersville Parade
The Kiwanis Club of Farmersville sponsors the 62nd annual parade featuring almost 80 entries. The route runs west on Visalia Road to Farmersville Boulevard and continues north to Front Street. This year’s theme is “Veterans Remembered and Honored.” 10 a.m.
Floral Memorial Cemetery
Memorial Day Service hosted by The American Legion. Selma High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will raise U.S. flags starting at 5 a.m., 2950 Thompson Ave., Selma, 559-896-2412. 10 a.m.
Visalia District Cemetery
The program includes presentation of the colors by Navy sea cadets, stories of service, laying of wreaths, release of memorial birds, rifle salute and playing of taps. Volunteers are needed to place 3,600 small American flags on every veteran’s grave at 7 a.m. May 28; lay out flagpoles beginning at 2 p.m. May 29; put up 2,120 large American flags with the name of a veteran and branch of service at 6 a.m. May 30; or to help remove the flags at 4 p.m. May 30. 1300 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, 559-300-2306. 10 a.m.
Fresno Memorial Gardens
53rd annual VFW Memorial Day Service. More than 1,400 full-size American flags will line the avenues as the Golden Note Chorus performs with Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipe Band. Volunteers are needed to raise flags at 7 a.m. and retire them at 5 p.m. 175 S. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-268-7823. 11 a.m.
Woodward Park Sunrise Service organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 933. Park fees have been waived and refreshments will be served. Lakewood Picnic Shelter, 7775 N. Friant Road, Fresno. 5:44 a.m.
Washington Colony Cemetery, 7318 S. Elm Ave., Easton, 559-264-7577. 9 a.m.
Veterans Liberty Cemetery, 1821 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, 559-224-3895. 10 a.m.
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