Archie G. McArthur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 in Ramona is coordinating three ceremonies for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, to remember the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who have died.
Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at Nuevo Memory Gardens cemetery at 532 Ash St. in Ramona.
Flags and poppy bouquets will be on the graves of all veterans buried in the cemetery, a wreath will be placed on the unknown soldier’s grave, and flowers will be presented to Gold Star mothers, women whose children have been lost serving the country.
Congressman Duncan Hunter is scheduled to be the speaker at the morning ceremony.
Immediately after the ceremony at the cemetery, a second event will be held at the World War II memorial at Ninth and G streets to honor the Ramona servicemen who died in World War II.
At noon, a third ceremony will be held at the Vietnam Memorial at Schwaesdall Winery at 17677 Rancho de Oro Drive off state Route 67 across from Daniel’s West.
As is the VFW’s tradition, a barbecue picnic will be held at the post at 2247 Kelly St. All are welcome. Those attending the picnic are asked to bring a side dish.
U.S. Army Pfc. Archie G McArthur, Ramona resident killed in action in World War II on Sept. 19, 1944, is the namesake of the Ramona VFW post.
For more information about the Memorial Day events, call the VFW at 760-789-7888.