The anniversary is getting closer. Several events are held this holiday weekend to honor Kern County and future veterans.
Bakersfield National Cemetery virtualized
Due to the pandemic-conscious security protocol COVID-19, this long-standing tradition was revived, albeit for the second time in a row in a virtual form.
According to cemetery manager Cindy Van Biver, the recorded ceremony will appear on the cemetery Facebook page on Saturday afternoon. The program lasts 20 minutes and includes opening and closing prayers by Kammartin, a former Secretary of State at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Vice President of Tejon Ranch Barry Zoeller, the master of the ritual. Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Republican Bakersfield, and retired Irvine Police Chief Tommy Tanson. Additional comments from retired Marines and veterans defend Dick Taylor.
Starting this Tuesday, the general public was also invited to participate in the placement of the flag owner and the US flag. However, you must first call Van Bibber (661-867-2250) to make a reservation. However, the cemetery chief said the reservations are limited.
In addition, the cemetery is open to the public daily from morning to evening, including Memorial Day.
“Although I’ve seen so much over the past year, I think it’s really important for people to remember and respect veterans,” said Van Biver.
“We are very grateful to the community who are interested in helping us. From the flag to the decoration of the cemetery. These things have been going on for years. “
Camp Hamilton Memorial
According to a brochure promoting the event, the Memorial Park on 34999 Lerdo Highway north of Bakersfield will host the event on Monday at 2 p.m. to commemorate veterans. The ceremony includes a free barbecue lunch, a bender table, a raffle table, a GLOCK 22 Gen5 raffle, a 50/50 raffle, an airsoft range and a bounce house. Senator Shannon Grove will be the guest speaker.
GREENLAWNNOR THEAST indoor service
The indoor service takes place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenlawn Funeral Home Northeast. According to Macy McGregor, the funeral home director, the event has been downsized for several years and requires masks.
Bakersfield High School’s ROTC will be holding a flag presentation featuring the Sons of the Revolutionary War with honorary guest speakers. McGregor also said there will be a slideshow of videos and photos showing the newest section of the cemetery dedicated to veterans.
“We’re very excited about this,” said McGregor. “It’s absolutely beautiful.”
Local veterans attorney, Mark Sandals, said Kern County veterans and Boy Scouts will work together on Friday at 4 p.m. to mark the veterans’ headstones in Union Cemetery.
Then, on Monday at 9 a.m., Taylor said the cemetery was having an annual anniversary celebration with a few short speeches, rifle volleys, and taps.
According to Taylor, according to Hillcrest Memorial Park, the cemetery is open to the public but does not offer Memorial Day services this year.
According to Taylor, a memorial service will be held at Kern River Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
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Teddy Feinberg is the news editor for The Californianian. Follow him on Twitter: @TeddyFeinberg
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