Category Veterans Cemeteries

California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery to receive national honor for quality

SEASIDE – The Central California Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC) in Seaside has been selected to receive the prestigious Organizational Excellence Award from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). The cemetery, which opened in 2016, is operated by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). It was jointly developed and constructed by the USDVA, […]

Central coast community comes together to honor veterans with wreath-laying ceremony

Cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles crowded the roadways throughout the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery this past Saturday as the local community came together to lay wreaths at the columbaria for veterans. Friends, loved ones, fellow veterans and future service members gathered for the cemetery’s annual Wreaths Across America event – a movement aiming to […]

Place a wreath to honor fallen American heroes this holiday season

by Jonathan Cullifer, California Department of Veterans Affairs “They have earned our undying gratitude.  America will never forget their sacrifices.” — President Harry Truman Each December, Wreaths Across America volunteers place holiday wreaths on graves and columbaria at more than 1,400 veterans’ cemeteries in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad to remember our […]

Northern California Veterans Cemetery reopens

The Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo has re-opened following the nearly two-week closure due to the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Power was restored to the cemetery Monday and services have been rescheduled to start Wednesday. For general information about our veterans cemetery at Igo call (866) 777-4533 , during business hours, Monday-Friday, between […]

CalVet closely monitoring the Carr Fire

Calvet is closely monitoring progress of the Carr Fire and its potential impacts on the Veterans Home of California — Redding and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 As of this morning, Cal Fire is reporting the Carr Fire […]

Veterans Cemetery at Igo re-opens Tuesday

For information regarding closure and other impacts to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery beginning July 27, related to the Carr Fire, please follow us here: https://calvetconnectblog.com/2018/07/30/calvet-closely-monitoring-the-carr-fire/ UPDATE 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 The Northern California Veterans Cemetery at Igo is fully functional and running on a normal schedule again. 10:23 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 The […]

Celebrating Flag Day, 2018

For the past 241 years, the modern American flag with 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes has represented everything we’ve known and come to love about the United States. In fact, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag in the First Flag Resolution of 1777. It wasn’t until 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson […]

Memorial Day events & a message from CalVet’s Secretary

On Monday, we honor the memory of all the men women who died in service to our nation. Watch this video message from CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Memorial Day Events Californians will have many opportunities to pay their respects at events held throughout the state. From the 129th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Los Angeles […]

Annual Memorial Day Event at Igo is a proud tradition

More than 500 people are expected to attend  the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at CalVet’s Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The event has become a proud tradition for staff and the local community. “Memorial Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our […]

Plan in Advance for Veteran Burial Benefits

From Arlington, Virginia to Seaside, California, veterans cemeteries stand as a somber tribute to our fallen heroes – the men and women who have served our country honorably over the course of our nation’s history. Offering free burial, memorial and funeral benefits is a way to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the […]