Memorial Day Celebrations California

Dinuba Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29, 2023, 10 a.m.

Smith Mountain Cemetery
2 miles east of Dinuba on Avenue 416
Dinuba, CA

Volunteers needed on Saturday, May 27, 2023 to help place crosses and small flags at all Veterans graves beginning placing at approximately 7:15 a.m. Volunteers are also needed to help place the more than 500 donated casket flags. Volunteers are also need to help take down the casket flags at 2:30p.m., Monday, May 29th.

38th Anniversary of the Avenue of Flags in 2023 is presented by The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 643.  Located in the Alta Cemetery District, Smith Mountain Cemetery was started by the Odd Fellows Lodge in 1910. By petition of district residents, Alta Cemetery District was formed April 17, 1940. According to 'Find A Grave', 301 servicemembers are interned there.

Smith Mountain Cemetery is home to a Grecian style mausoleum containing 220 crypts and 36 niches. Construction began in 1921 and was completed in 1923 at a cost of $75,000. At the time, the mausoleum was called, "The grandest of its size of any that have been constructed on the Pacific Coast". The mausoleum features Alabama and Napoleon marble, art glass windows, ceiling panels, bronze gates and hand stenciling. An extension of the mausoleum was completed in 1993, adding 280 crypts and 85 niches.

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