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Memorial Day: Lake Tahoe and Truckee observances

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comThe Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will participate in the Memorial Day ceremony at Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Sierra Mountain Cemetery.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The public is invited to observe Memorial Day with Boy Scout Troop 266 at a very special event on Monday, May 30, 2011, 5 p.m. at Trailandamp;#8217;s End Cemetery in Tahoe City.Included in the tribute will be special readings by the Boy Scouts, a 21-gun salute, and the playing of andamp;#8220;Taps.andamp;#8221; TJ Cornwell will unveil his Eagle Scout project, which includes a new directory system for the Cemetery. In preparation for the commemoration, the Boy Scouts will be placing flags on the graves of veterans on Thursday.Trailandamp;#8217;s End Cemetery is operated by the Tahoe City Cemetery District. It is located on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information, call 530-581-2879.

Memorial Day is just around the corner. Please plan to join the ceremony at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery at the East end of Jibboom Street Monday, May 30, 2011, 10 a.m. The Cemetery District and the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol invite everyone to celebrate the lives and sacrifices of our fallen veterans. Usually the Mountain Bells sing a litany of patriotic songs and light refreshments are available after the ceremony.While you are thinking about displaying American Flags, please check your flag to see if needs to be repaired, or washed, before display. If you feel your flag needs to be replaced, please consider giving your old flag to the Civil Air Patrol for a proper andamp;#8220;retirement;andamp;#8221; flags will be accepted for retirement at the Memorial Day ceremony. The Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol quarterly retires flags free of charge. You can drop off your American flags at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal Building andamp;#8211; just inside the door is a drum for you to place your American Flags (other flags are also retired if they have historical significance). Flags can also be dropped off at Donner Lake Realty. If you are unable to drop your flag at either location, leave a message at 530-563-6611 or e-mail info@cap-ttcs.org.For information on the proper way to display your flags: http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveldandamp;did=2475″http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveldandamp;did=2475

andamp;#8226; American flags should not be used for advertising; just one flag should be displayed at a business, or special eventVeterans and military personnel not in uniform may render a salute when appropriate at ceremonies and paradesAmerican flags should be disposed of with dignity andamp;#8212; preferably by burning (not with common trash, etc.)andamp;#8226; The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free (despite what you see at NASCAR and other events) andamp;#8226; The flag should always be displayed with the stars at the upper-left cornerandamp;#8226; The flag should also be on the left as you see it coming toward you andamp;#8212; American flags should be on the right side of a vehicle, boat, etc.andamp;#8226; Flags are not to be worn as a garmentandamp;#8212; Truckee and American flag information submitted by Charlie White, 530-587-4811 to aedgett@sierrasun.com

The Old Jail Museum in Truckee will open a new display on Monday, May 30, immediately following the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery. Join the Truckee Donner Historical Society 11:30 a.m. at the Old Jail Museum on Jibboom Street to unveil a new exhibit which will include memorabilia from the USS Donner and the USS Truckee. The Old Jail Museum will be open Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Memorial Day weekend and then Monday, May 30 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum will re-open for the season on Saturday, June 18 and be open through September on weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m., volunteers permitting.Want to help keep the Old Jail Museum open? They always need volunteers to work shifts at the museum to help keep the doors open. Shifts are two and a half hours long and can be as often or as little as you can work. Contact Chelsea Walterscheid for more information at 530-305-4231 or cwalterscheid@truckeehistory.org.