The Nineteenth Annual Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 27th at the Fair Oaks Cemetery, located at 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks. The formal ceremonies start at 10 AM. This year's theme is to remember the 100th year Anniversary of the United States' entry into the "Great War" and to honor our Veterans of World War 1, "The War to end all wars,"" of whom there are eighty-six known veterans buried in the Fair Oaks Cemetery.
May 2015: The Fair Oaks Cemetery District and the Memorial Day Ceremony Committee are finalizing plans for one of the most popular and inspiring Memorial Day ceremonies in the area.
May 2015: The 17th Annual Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 23, at the Fair Oaks Cemetery, located at 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The formal ceremonies start at 10 AM.
Almost 20 years ago, a headstone was left outside the gate at Fair Oaks Cemetery. There were no birth or death date engraved on the headstone, only the name Christina. No one knew where the headstone had come from or where it belonged. The staff at the cemetery set up Christina’s headstone near the front office, and many visitors asked about her over the years. It was hope that someone would recognize the headstone so it could be returned to its proper place.
Almost five years ago, Ray Young, District Manager at Fair Oaks Cemetery, told the story of Christina’s headstone to Bob Wascou of the Sacramento Cemetery Commission. Bob was very familiar with the history of various Sacramento area cemeteries, and he decided to investigate where the headstone belonged.
Water conservation is something that should be practiced by all. Fair Oaks Cemetery has some great water conservation methods that they've been trying on their cemetery grounds. Watch the video below to learn more!