Celebrate the lives of those who gave them for our country

This Memorial Day weekend, local organizations will assemble at various locations to commemorate those fallen on behalf of our country. A Congressional declaration reminds everyone “to voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.’”

Estrella Adobe Church Memorial Celebration
Sunday, May 27 at 2-4 p.m.
Friends of the Adobes, Inc., will host a nondenominational service at the Estrella Adobe Church on Airport Road, north of Paso Robles Airport. Traditional hymns will be sung with accompaniment at this annual event. Quester members will provide refreshments. Enjoy self-guided tours through the church grounds and old cemetery. Call 805-467-3357. Visit Rios-Caledonia Adobe on Facebook.

Paso Robles District Cemetery Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at Paso Robles District Cemetery, 45 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles.
In cooperation with American Legion Post 50 and VFW Post 10965, the commemoration will feature an 11 a.m. military flyover in V-formation by Estrella Warbird Museum’s Freedom Flight. Guest speakers, patriotic songs, Pledge of Allegiance, wreath laying, a closing prayer and Honor Guard. Call Tom or Brian at 805-238-4544.

Templeton District Cemetery and American Legion Post 220
Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. ceremony at Templeton Cemetery, 86 Gibson Road, Templeton 
American Legion Hall Post 220 will honor local veterans in a Patriotic Ceremony at Templeton Cemetery and Estrella Warbirds flyover at approximately 11:05 a.m. The commemoration will be followed by a Legion Hall BBQ, quantities are limited, beginning at 12 noon at 801 South Main Street, Templeton. Call Marty 805-434-0454.

Atascadero Cemetery
Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m.
The cemetery will have a commemorative Memorial Day flyover above the Atascadero Cemetery to honor our departed veterans at 11:09 a.m. The flight, in V-formation, will be performed by Estrella Warbird Museum pilots of the Vietnam combat era.

Atascadero Faces of Freedom Veteran’s Memorial
Monday, May 28 at noon at 8951 Morro Road (Hwy. 41), Atascadero
SLO County Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial
The impressive memorial sculpture onsite depicts an American soldier in a pantheon of other historic military heroes. Stretched across an open courtyard are nine, seven-foot-tall panels that form a 70-foot-long wall. Inscribed in granite are over 231 names of soldiers from SLO County who died while defending our nation. In formation, Freedom Flight will soar overhead at 12:10 p.m. Call 805-462-1267.