As a result of the current statewide “stay at home” order, the public will not be invited to the Memorial Day Ceremony held each Memorial Day at the Carpinteria Public Cemetery District. The ceremony will still take place, however, and will be filmed by TV Santa Barbara and broadcast in the days that follow on Cox channel 21.
“It is with much regret that we have to make this announcement,” said Mike Damron, manager of Carpinteria Public Cemetery District. “For years, the community looks forward to and participates in this very important event. We will still honor all of our service men and women who have passed, along with reading the names of the brave men who gave their lives in the service to our country,” added Damron.
Clyde Freeman and Bob Stokes of the Carpinteria Lions Club, which organizes the event, said they’re “hoping that Carpinterians will pause for a few minutes at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, and give their thoughts to those who gave their lives for our country.”
The city of Carpinteria website will post broadcast times for the videotaped ceremony.