Memorial Day ceremony’s return sees Turlock remember fallen heroes

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For the first time since 2019, the Turlock community gathered for a Memorial Day service at the city’s cemetery on Monday to honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. 

The annual event, co-hosted by Turlock’s American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, was cancelled due to the pandemic last year, with a small demonstration taking place instead of the typical crowd that gathers at Turlock Memorial Park each year. As COVID restrictions begin to lift this year, plenty of people showed up on Monday for a morning of remembrance under the sun which included speeches by representatives from both veterans associations as well as elected officials like Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Congressman Josh Harder.

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