Seeking WWII veterans for Memorial Day ceremony This year’s Benicia Memorial Day ceremony will be on Monday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at the historic Benicia Military Cemetery. The ceremony is sponsored by the Benicia Historical Society, and all are invited. Each year we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our […]
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died serving in combat as well as living veterans and soldiers currently fighting overseas. This year, as in past years, Benicians will have the opportunity to celebrate with a ceremony in the West Coast’s oldest military cemetery. The Benicia Historical Society will be sponsoring Benicia’s annual […]
“The enduring attraction of war is this: Even with its destruction and carnage it can give us what we long for in life. It can give us purpose, meaning, a reason for living. Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of much of our lives become apparent. Trivia […]
Col. Paul W. Fellinger Jr., the garrison commander of the Presidio of Monterey, will be the keynote speaker of the Benicia Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at the Benicia Military Cemetery in the historical Arsenal district, Wallace Stephens, event coordinator, said.
This year’s Memorial Day service at the Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery will recognize the service of James and Kathren Vanier, who have been the historic site’s caretakers for many years, said Wallace Stephens of the Benicia Historical Society. Of course, as always, the ceremony also honors “those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, […]