buy arial,sans-serif;”>This coming Monday, May 25, 2015, at 11 AM, we will be meeting at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1300 Main St., Ventura, CA., one mile east of the front doors of the Mission San Buenaventura, CA., for a memorial service honoring the 76 local veterans and one 1869 “Medal of Honor” recipient from the Indian Wars, now interred beneath the 7 acre City “dog park,” along with 3,000 other founding Ventura County pioneers.
We will commence with a ‘Color Guard’ memorial ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution, General George S. Patton, Jr. Chapter, Ventura County, California, with military ‘taps.’
All to be followed by speeches from the Ventura County, George Patton SAR (Robert Taylor), President Lincoln re-enactor (Don Ancell) reciting the Gettysburg Address and Restore St. Mary’s Cemetery Foundation activist, Steve Schleder.
A brief question and answer forum will follow.
Everyone is encouraged to attend, especially your children. We have only dry grass and desecrated graves, please bring your own folding chairs.
We will be highlighting one veteran of interest this Memorial Day, one José Ramón de los Santos Ayala, veteran of the Mexican-American War, Am. Civil War and member of the famous 1st Battalion Native Cavalry.
The event will be attended by several ‘period’ dressed members of the local Ventura County California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter and President Lincoln himself. Period dress (1862) is encouraged for everyone.
If you are unable to attend, we ask that you this day, say a prayer for these 76 veterans and the other 3,000 Ventura County pioneer founders, buried beneath this City of Ventura ‘dog park,’ FOR the restoration of their desecrated graves.
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