Several acts are approaching to honor the veterans. They include:
• An innovation for the World War II Veterans Memorial in Kern County will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Jastro Park, 2900 Truxtun Ave. in Bakersfield.
The ceremony is free for everyone. A $ 15 BBQ lunch from PorkChop & Bubbas BBQ will be available for $ 15. The fundraising lunch will include a tossed pork sandwich, chips, cookie and water.
Call Ed Gaede Jr. at 661-343-7658 for more information or to be a sponsor. More information at https://www.kerncountywwiimemorial.com/
• Individuals and groups can help place flags in Bakersfield National Cemetery for the day of memory. Flags will be placed on Friday, May 27 at 9 am.
On Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m., the public will be able to place flags after a ceremony. Relatives wishing to place individual flags at the grave of their loved ones will be able to do so before the ceremony between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Then, on June 2, the flags and headlines will be picked up at 9 p.m.
• Bakersfield National Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day weekend ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at 30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd.
Barry Zoeller, vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at Tejon Ranch, will act as master of ceremonies. The ceremony will include a garrison flag provided by the Kern County Fire Department, the Color Guard by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the national anthem sung by Eric Dyer, musical performances by a high school band local, an Edwards AFB keynote speaker, comments from several others. speakers, rifle salute from Kern County veteran associates and Taps playback. Weather permitting, there will be an overflight of the Huey helicopter from the Kern County Fire Department which saw the service as a medivac helicopter in Vietnam.
• The Historical Union Cemetery will hold its annual Remembrance Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30 at 730 Potomac Ave. in Bakersfield.
The public is invited to pay tribute to those who have served our country with dignity and honor. Michael Bowers, trustee of the Historical Union Cemetery, will act as master of ceremonies.
The ceremony will include a garrison flag provided by the Kern County Fire Department, the Color Guard for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Sons of the American Revolution, the singing of the national anthem by Lieutenant Augustin Moreno from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, rifle greeting from the Kern County Associated Veterans, musical performances by the Veterans Family Band and West High School Band, and comments from various speakers.