Category Veterans Cemeteries

Celebrating Flag Day, 2018

For the past 241 years, the modern American flag with 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes has represented everything we’ve known and come to love about the United States. In fact, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag in the First Flag Resolution of 1777. It wasn’t until 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson […]

Memorial Day events & a message from CalVet’s Secretary

On Monday, we honor the memory of all the men women who died in service to our nation. Watch this video message from CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Memorial Day Events Californians will have many opportunities to pay their respects at events held throughout the state. From the 129th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Los Angeles […]

Annual Memorial Day Event at Igo is a proud tradition

More than 500 people are expected to attend  the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at CalVet’s Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The event has become a proud tradition for staff and the local community. “Memorial Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our […]

Plan in Advance for Veteran Burial Benefits

From Arlington, Virginia to Seaside, California, veterans cemeteries stand as a somber tribute to our fallen heroes – the men and women who have served our country honorably over the course of our nation’s history. Offering free burial, memorial and funeral benefits is a way to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the […]

Wreath-laying ceremonies put a bow on holiday season

Despite the normal rigors of the holiday season, hundreds of volunteers across the state had the chance to make sure no veteran was forgotten this year. In Seaside, Igo and Yountville, volunteers and CalVet staff came together to place holiday wreaths on graves and columbaria at the three cemeteries and remember the fallen.   Each […]

Marine Corps League Donates $20,000 to Central Coast Veterans Cemetery

On Monday, the Marine Corps League joined the season of giving, and their gift this year will benefit California’s newest veterans cemetery. A $20,000 donation from Marine Corps League Detachment 711 will help to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC) in Seaside. “We fundraise all year so that […]

U.S. Air Force Monument Completed at Northern California Veterans Cemetery

For nearly a decade, the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Support Board has worked to install the first of five planned monuments on cemetery grounds in Igo, California. This week, the U.S. Air Force Monument’s 5-foot diameter globe titled “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” was lifted onto the pedestal and bolted in place prior to the […]

Donate a Wreath or Volunteer to Help For Wreaths Across America Day

“A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans this holiday season, join CalVet and Wreaths Across America for a wreath-laying ceremony next month at our California Veterans Cemeteries […]