DIXON — A Tuskegee Airman who was shot down over North Korea during the first year of the Korean War will be the name on the first memorial plaque that will be put on the new memorial wall at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Friday.
The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m. at Committal Shelter 1 for the military honors and fly-over portion of the ceremony. It will then move to the memorial wall and ossuary for the viewing of the plaque.
The memorial wall and ossuary is a new service offered by the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. The ossuary will be for cremains to be placed as an option for those who want to scatter their loved one’s ashes. Rather than scattering, the cremains will be put in the ossuary and a memorial plaque will be mounted on the wall.
The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is located at 5810 Midway Road, west of Dixon. For more information, call 693-2460.
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