Veterans Court of Honor
Veterans from all wars and conflicts are remembered at Lancaster Cemetery. We have several memorials and celebrations throughout the year for our veterans including Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day and Wreaths Across America. We have also had events specifically for Vietnam Veterans Day, our World War II and Korean War veterans, Purple Heart Hometown Heroes and Civil War veterans.
Lancaster Cemetery makes sure that no veteran is buried alone. A policy has been set that If there are no family members present for the funeral, we will have a special ceremony with local ROTC students or veterans from the area and will have Taps played in honor of his or her service.
In 2007 the non-profit organization Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. (FOLC) was formed. Through fundraising events and partnering with local schools and the community, this group has been able to build a Veterans Court of Honor with monuments and flags/flagpoles honoring our veterans.
The walkway is made up of bricks with 2,000 of them donated by Jaqua and Sons Masonry in Lancaster, CA. The bricks are sponsored with names of veterans from all wars (as far back as the Revolutionary War) engraved on each brick. Sponsorship bricks can be purchased for a donation of $75 per brick.