Veterans

Veterans

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. 

 

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Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc.

 

Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. was formed in 2007 and is a non-profit 501(c)3.  Their mission statement is as follows:

(a)   To raise funds for the completion and/or implementation of community projects that enhance the historical relevance of the Lancaster Cemetery District, hereinafter referred to as the Cemetery;

 (b)  To restore and replace such historical headstones and monuments as deemed by the Board;

 (c)   To document and record histories of those interred in the Cemetery so as to establish their histories and memories for posterity;

 (d)   To conduct Veterans’ celebrations and memorializations on all appropriate occasions, and to conduct other celebrations involving schoolchildren, Veterans’ groups, the community and civic leaders so as to honor the history of those interred in the Lancaster Cemetery;

 (e)   To create a Veterans’ Court of Honor; 

 (f)    To perform such other tasks and projects as deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees of the Antelope Valley Cemetery District in conjunction with the members of the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. and the community.

The current Board of Directors:

  • Dayle DeBry - President
  • Karla Archuleta - Secretary/Treasurer

 
Mailing address:
Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc.
111 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535