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Ceremonies will be held around the State of California to restore dignity and honor to individuals who died at State Hospitals and are buried without recognition. Nine sites will participate in this year’s Remembrance Day Celebration.

Ceremony Sites Locations and Times:

 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

12:15 -1:15 PM
Ukiah Cemetery
Russian River Cemetery District
940 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 94582
Contact: Martha Cook (707) 443-2706

CENTRAL VALLEY

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Stockton Rural Cemetery
2350 Cemetery Lane, Stockton, CA 95204
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 300-9616

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Park View Cemetery (Front circle)
3661 East French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA 95336
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 300-9616

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Porterville Developmental Center Chapel
26501 Avenue 140, Porterville, California 93258
Contact: Tom Casson (559) 920-2757


BAY AREA

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Agnews Historic Cemetery
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Yvonne McGough (510) 267-1258

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Napa State Hospital (McGrath Auditorium)
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Contact: Yvonne McGough (510) 267-1258

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo
15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (530) 300-8648

SOUTH

10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Metropolitan State Hospital – James Hall Auditorium
11401 South Bloomfield Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Senobia Pichardo (213) 700-5608

10:30 – 12:00 PM
Patton State Hospital Auditorium
3102 E. Highland Ave., Patton, CA 92369
Contact: Robyn Gantsweg (310) 628-5230

STATEWIDE

At 1:55 pm there will be a statewide moment of silence to honor those who died unrecognized at State Hospitals and Developmental Centers.  By giving respect to people with developmental and mental disabilities who have died unrecognized we are honoring all of us.

All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact:

Disability Rights California
(916) 504-5800 or toll free (800) 776-5746

People First of California
916-552-6625

On September 21, 2015, the California Memorial Project will hold our 13th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. This year 9 sites will participate in events to honor individuals who lived and died at California State Institutions. Remembrance Day is celebrated each year to pay respect to the over 45,000 individuals who were buried, many without recognition, after passing away at a Developmental Center or State Hospital in California. This year is special as we will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Sites participating in the Event include:

Agnews Historic CemeteryGray monument with man kneeling engraved and flowers on each end
Napa State Hospital
Metropolitan State Hospital
Parkview Cemetery, Manteca
Patton State Hospital
Porterville Developmental Center
Sonoma Developmental Center
Stockton Rural Cemetery
Ukiah Valley Cemetery

For more information about a specific ceremony or if you would like to speak at one of our sites, please contact Disability Rights California at (916) 504-5800.

Disability Rights California will be Live Tweeting on Remembrance Day. Follow them @DisabilityCA

On September 15th, 2014 the California Memorial Project will hold our 12th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony throughout the state of California. Remembrance Day is celebrated each year to remember and honor individuals who lived and died in State Hospitals and Developmental Centers throughout California. Sites participating this year include:

Stockton Rural Cemetery;
Napa State Hospital;
Parkview Cemetery, Manteca;
Historic Agnews Museum, Santa Clara;
Sonoma Developmental Center;
Metropolitan State Hospital;
Ukiah Valley Cemetery

For more information or to get involved call (800) 776-5746 or e-mail us at Californiamemorialproject.gmail.com

Remembrance Day 2013
September 16th, 2013

At 1:55 pm there will be a statewide moment of silence to honor those who died unrecognized at State Hospitals and Developmental Centers. By giving respect to people with developmental and mental disabilities who have died unrecognized we are honoring all of us. Ceremonies will take place at 8 sites across California. All are welcomed to join.

NORTH
12:15 -1:15 PM
Ukiah Cemetery
Russian River Cemetery District
940 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 94582
Contact: Martha Cook (707) 443-2706

CENTRAL VALLEY
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Stockton Rural Cemetery
2350 Cemetery Lane, Stockton, CA 95204
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Park View Cemetery (Front circle)
3661 East French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA 95336
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

BAY AREA
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Agnews Historic Cemetery
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Yvonne McGough (510) 267-1258

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Napa State Hospital (McGrath Auditorium)
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5987

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo
15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5987

SOUTH
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Metropolitan State Hospital – James Hall Auditorium
11401 South Bloomfield Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Scott Barron (213) 213-8000

11:00 – 12:00 PM
Patton State Hospital Auditorium
3102 E. Highland Ave., Patton, CA 92369
Contact: Garnet Magnus (951) 312-3092 or Lisa Hurley (619) 814-8508

3:00 – 4:00 PM
California State University at Channel Islands
Meeting at the Plaque near El Dorado Park
El Dorado Park, 1878 s. lewis road, camarillo, 93012
Contact: Robyn Gantsweg (310) 628-5230

All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact:

Disability Rights California
(916) 504-5800 or toll free (800) 776-5746

People First of California
916-552-6625

Statewide Save the Date

On September 16th, 2013, the 11th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies will take place throughout the state of California. Remembrance Ceremonies are held each year to honor the people who lived and died without recognition in State Hospitals and Developmental Centers. Events to be held at:

Agnews Historic Cemtery
CSU Stanislaus (formerly Stockton Developmental Center)
Metropolitan State Hospital
Napa State Hospital
Patton State Hospital Cemetery Grounds
Parkview Cemetery, Manteca
Sonoma Developmental Center
Ukiah Valley Cemetery, Ukiah

Community groups are planning ceremonies now! All are welcome to attend or volunteer to make these events joyous and successful. Call (800) 776-5746 for more information or to get involved.

At 1:55 pm there will be a statewide moment of silence to honor those who died unrecognized at State Hospitals and Developmental Centers.  By giving respect to people with developmental and mental disabilities who have died unrecognized we are honoring all of us.

NORTH

12:15 -1:15 PM
Ukiah Cemetery- Russian River Cemetery District
940 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 94582
Contact: Martha Cook (707) 443-2706

CENTRAL VALLEY

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Stockton Rural Cemetery
2350 Cemetery Lane, Stockton, CA 95204
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Park View Cemetery (Front circle)
3661 East French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA 95336
Contact: Jenny Olson (916) 504-5987

 

BAY AREA

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Agnews Historic Cemetery
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Yvonne McGough (510) 267-1258

 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Napa State Hospital (McGrath Auditorium)
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5987

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo
15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5987

 

SOUTH

 10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Metropolitan State Hospital – James Hall Auditorium
11401 South Bloomfield Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Scott Barron (213) 213-8000

11:00 – 12:00 PM
Patton State Hospital Auditorium
3102 E. Highland Ave., Patton, CA 92369
Contact: Sheryl Bradford (619) 814-8509

All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact:

Disability Rights California
(916) 504-5800 or toll free (800) 776-5746

People First of California
916-552-6625

Please join us to remember and honor individuals who passed away in State Hospitals and Developmental Centers at our 10th annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies September 17th, 2012. Each site will have a unique program which may include music, poem reading, and speakers. Participating sites include: Agnews Developmental Center, Napa State Hospital, Porterville Developmental Center, Patton State Hospital, Sonoma Developmental Center, Ukiah Valley Cemetery, CSU Channel Islands – Camarillo, Stockton Rural Cemetery, Parkview Cemetery Manteca, Metropolitan State Hospital

Please contact Alicia Mendoza for questions or to volunteer to help with one of our ceremonies @ (916) 504-5800

Remembrance Day 2012 Flyer

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