Memorial Day often means picnics, parades and the start of the summer season. But of course, the day means much more than that.
We owe our life and liberty to our nation’s Veterans, and Memorial Day is the day that we, in the United States, celebrate our brave men and women who lost their lives in service to our country.
While we will miss the annual parade through town this year, due to social distancing mandates, one way that we can honor our fallen heroes is by visiting a war memorial.
Auburn Area War Memorial
New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Drive, Auburn.
This site memorializes men and women from the Auburn area, who lost their lives in service of World Wars I, II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan
Auburn War Memorial
Fulweiler Street across from Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn.
Rocklin Veterans Memorial
3972 Rocklin Road, Rocklin Memorial Park, Rocklin
Roseville WWII Memorial
114 Vernon Street, Roseville
Roseville Korean War Memorial
Maidu Park, Maidu Drive, Roseville
Roseville Vietnam Memorial
Saugstad Park, Douglas Boulevard, Roseville
Visiting a war memorial or Veteran’s gravesite, leaving flowers, sharing stories of family or friends who were lost in our nation’s service, or merely acknowledging our fallen with an intentional act or moment of silence are all appropriate ways to ‘remember’ this Memorial Day.
Thank you for reading, and God bless.