Meetings Second Wednesday of each Month, 6:00pm, at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building.
126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
Join us at 8:45am on Saturday December 14h to lay a wreath at every Veterans grave site in the Sonoma Valley. After a short ceremony wreath will be placed at the Veterans Cemetery, Mountain Cemetery, Saint Francis Solano Cemetery and Valley Cemetery. This event occurs Rain or Shine.
To donate mail a check by November 28, 2019 –
Civil Air Patrol Squad 157, 5 Air Museum Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-8259
$15 per wreath, Make Checks out to – Wreaths Across America, include in Honor of / Memory of
Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
The holiday was first observed in 1921, during the First Red Scare. It was originally called “Americanization Day,”and it was intended to replace the May 1 (“May Day”) celebration of the International Workers’ Day which commemorates the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago.
During the Second Red Scare, it was recognized by the U.S. Congress on April 27, 1955, and made an official reoccurring holiday on July 18, 1958 (Public Law 85-529).President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1955, the first observance of Loyalty Day. In 1958, Eisenhower urged Congress to move Child Health Day to the First Monday in October, to avoid conflicting with Loyalty Day. Loyalty Day has been recognized with an official proclamation every year by every president since its inception as a legal holiday in 1958.