This weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, and it is a three-day holiday weekend for many, with Memorial Day being observed on Monday, May 29.
City, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday, along with post offices and banks. The Escalon Times office will be closed for the holiday as well.
However, some people won’t be taking the day off and, in fact; it will be a very busy Memorial Day schedule for members of the Escalon American Legion Post and the Legion Riders. Members of the local Gustafson-Thompson Post 263 will appear at several locations to take part in four different Memorial Day ceremonies.
Local Legion members will start their day at Burwood Cemetery for a 10 a.m. Honor Guard service at the flagpole just inside the gates of the cemetery on River Road.
Second, they will move on to host a service at St. John’s Cemetery adjacent to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, corner of Highway 120 and Carrolton Road, at 11 a.m.
The third service of the day will be staged at noon at the Farmington Cemetery along Escalon-Bellota Road and Legion members close out the day with a fourth Honor Guard service, the final one being staged at the Valley Home Memorial Cemetery along Lone Tree Road at 1:30 p.m.