Suisun City

Vets plan Memorial Day ceremony in Suisun

By From page A4 | May 08, 2014

SUISUN CITY — This year’s Memorial Day ceremony will move to Suisun City’s waterfront because its traditional location in front of the old Solano County Courthouse is closed off due to construction.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. May 26 across the street from the Suisun City Veterans Memorial Building, 427 Main St., according to its organizers.

The guest speaker will be Korean War veteran and retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Jesse Branch.

After the Suisun City ceremony, the veterans will go to the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery and then the Rockville Cemetery for smaller ceremonies in front of the veterans’ graves there. They will then return to the Veterans Memorial Building for a potluck.

The veterans are expected back at their traditional location for the 2015 Memorial Day ceremony because the renovation of the county courthouse is expected to be completed this summer.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 08, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Suisun is not military retiree friendly. Bad venue.

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  • mescMay 08, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Projecting yourself there. Suisun has agreed to this celebration. I hope those who are overdosed on sour grapes leave this celebration alone.

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