The following Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled to be held in the Mt. Shasta area Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, 2018:
Sunday, May 27
• A Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden located approximately 13 miles north of Weed on Highway 97.
The event will include members of the Jefferson Bagpipe Band, the Marine Corps League, Siskiyou Detachment 936, a guest speaker, special music, an invocation and benediction. The names of veterans that have been received and inscribed on the Wall will also be read and dedicated.
Bring your own chairs for seating. Port-a-potties will be provided. Guests are asked to keep pets on a short leash.
For further information call 530-938-2218 or 530-842-2477.
Monday, May 28
• The annual Lincoln Heights Memorial Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Heights Cemetery and will jointly honor all veterans interred at Lincoln Heights and Winema Cemeteries in Weed. The celebration will be dedicated to the memory of local World War II veteran and Pastor Henry J. Gaines.
The ceremony will feature a number of program events and will conclude with a rifle salute, volleys, and the playing of taps.
A free barbecue lunch will follow at the Mt. Shasta Baptist Church, 108 Church Street in Weed
• McCloud American Legion Cheula Post 92 will hold a memorial to fallen veterans from McCloud beginning at 11 a.m. at the McCloud Cemetery located on Squaw Valley Road.
Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Louis Mero will read the list of fallen heroes and which war they fought in. The Legion’s Chaplin Cindy Franklin will lay a wreath; and the color guard will give a rifle salute.
This event is open to the public. There will be shaded seating available.
• Dunsmuir will hold its 2nd annual Memorial Day commemoration beginning at 2 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Cemetery. Last year the ceremony was held to dedicate a new flagpole and memorial in honor of our fallen veterans.
Retired Navy Commander Mayor Bruce Deutsch will again be master of ceremonies. Sheriff Jon Lopey, a retired Army Colonel, will attend.
Four honor guard members will also attend. The honor guard will raise the flag. Legionnaire Ken Benham will be commander of the honor guard.