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Join us for a Memorial Day celebration at Savannah Memorial Park. Established circa 1851 and recently made a California Historical Landmark (#1046), it is the oldest American cemetery in Southern California.
The City of Rosemead will host an official ceremony at 10:00am, complete with 21-gun salute and a bagpipe accompaniment. Around 11:15am, following the city ceremony, LAVA members will gather at the main gate and at 11:30am begin their tour of the cemetery.
Savannah Memorial Park’s executive director Dwain Carlo Crum, social historian (and LAVA co-founder) Richard Schave and special guests will recount the trials and tribulations of the pioneer families who braved the Santa Fe Trail and the Mojave Desert to make their homes in the lowlands of the eastern San Gabriel Valley, before finding eternal rest in these hallowed grounds. A focus of the tour will be early officers of the law. You won’t want to miss this very special LAVA excursion!
We are sorry, The Ukulady, previously scheduled to perform, is unable to attend due to an unexpected change in her schedule.