Remembering Our Fallen from CA Opening Ceremony
April 11, 2016
“Remembering Our Fallen from California” Opening Ceremony
Monday, April 11, 2016 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free with advance registration by 5:00 pm on April 8, 2016
Join us for the opening ceremony for “Remembering Our Fallen from California,” a traveling memorial honoring California troops from all branches of the U.S. military who have died while serving their country since September 11, 2001, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the California Museum.
Serving as a testament of the ultimate sacrifice paid by state’s military personnel, the memorial honors over 700 Californians who have perished in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars through a display of personal stories and military photographs. Scheduled participants in the opening ceremony include:
- California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
- California State Senator Richard D. Roth
- California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
- California State Assembly Member Das Williams
- California Museum Board of Trustee Chair Richard S. Costigan III
- Tracey Vasquez, mother of Specialist Manuel J. Vasquez, a 22-year old native of West Sacramento, CA who was killed in action while serving in the U.S. Army on April 24, 2012 in Afghanistan
To attend, please R.S.V.P. by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016 using the online form below or at http://rememberingcafallen.eventbrite.com/.