Events Planned To Honor Vets Over Memorial Day Weekend

While barbecuing and boating and having fun over the 3 day weekend, it's good to remember the reason for the holiday. A number of Memorial Day ceremonies are planned for Monday. At McDonald's Redding Memorial Park, a procession begins at 9AM for a program that starts at 10. The Anderson Cemetery will hold an observation at 11 O'clock. In the east part of the county there are ceremonies at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur and Fall River Cemetery in Fall River Mills. A full program is planned for the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, with music by the Foothill High School band, Jefferson Pipe Band, and the California State Honor Guard. There will be a number of speakers and the Master of Ceremonies will be Rob Burroughs. The program begins at 5:55PM Monday evening. Next Saturday is the actual Memorial Day. That's when the City of Redding and Shasta County will hold their official service starting at 11AM at the Veterans Memorial Grove in front of the Civic Auditorium. Those who wish to lay wreaths will be invited to participate.