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Citrus Heights mayor, police chief to speak at 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony

Sentinel staff report–
Memorial Day in Citrus Heights will be marked with a march and ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery, seeking to honor and remember those who have died while serving in America’s armed forces.

The annual event is held at the cemetery each Memorial Day and will feature short speeches from Citrus Heights Mayor Steve Miller, Police Chief Ron Lawrence, and Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, according to Jim Monteton, who serves as chairman of the cemetery.

Monteton said the event will be like other ceremonies held in prior years, beginning with a solemn march around the cemetery’s “Avenue of Flags” at 10:30 a.m. and concluding before noon. The event typically includes Citrus Heights police motorcycles and the department’s “Honor Guard,” along with participation from the local Boy Scouts Troop 228, Civil War re-enactors with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the American Legion Post 637.

The cemetery chairman said the event will conclude with a final gun salute and the playing of taps.

Sylvan Cemetery is located at 7401 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights. Two other Memorial Day events will also be held on Monday within several blocks of the Citrus Heights border, both on Greenback Lane.

Sierra Hills Memorial Park, located at 5757 Greenback Ln., will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. and Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary, located at 8201 Greenback Ln, will hold a tribute from 11 a.m. to noon that is slated to include a flyover, performance of the National Anthem and Taps, a “firing party” and skydivers.

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