An American flag waves next to a veteran’s grave in the Little Arlington section of the Tracy Cemetery. Memorial Day will be observed with two ceremonies one at the Tracy Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday morning followed by the reading of the names of Tracy servicemen who have died at the Tracy War Memorial. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
U.S. Navy Lt. Lupei Chou, the shipping division deputy at Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin in Tracy, will speak during the first ceremony of the day, at 10 a.m. Monday at Tracy Cemetery, 600 E. Schulte Road. Tracy War Memorial president John Treantos said Chou, a native of Taiwan, will speak about the state of affairs of the military and address the 65th anniversary of World War II.
Local veterans groups and others will place wreaths of the Tomb of the Unknown after Chou’s speech. Treantos, who will serve as master of ceremonies, said about 150 people usually show up to the Memorial Day events.
After ceremonies at the cemetery, the names of locals who have died in service will be read at the Tracy War Memorial, near the Community Center, 400 E. 10th St.
Refreshments will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 at American Legion Hall, 1960 N. Tracy Blvd., after the names are read at the memorial.
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