15th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies – September 18, 2017

The California Memorial Project will host ceremonies around the State of California to restore dignity and honor to individuals with disabilities 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:


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


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

10:00 AM
Porterville Developmental Center Gazebo
26501 Avenue 140, Porterville, California 93258
Contact: Yanet Fernandez (559) 782-2286


1:00 – 2:00 PM
Agnews Historic Cemetery
1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Contact: Robin Rhoades (916) 704-7716

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Napa State Hospital (McGrath Auditorium)
2100 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Developmental Center Gazebo
15000 Arnold Drive, Eldridge, CA 95431
Contact: Alicia Mendoza (916) 504-5986


10:00 – 11:00 AM
Metropolitan State Hospital – James Hall Auditorium
11401 South Bloomfield Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Monica Gallegos (213) 213-8179

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Patton State Hospital Auditorium
3102 E. Highland Ave., Patton, CA 92369
Contact: Robyn Gantsweg (310) 628-5230


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

People First of California
(916) 704-7716

We will be live tweeting ceremonies around the State. Follow us on twitter @DisabilityCA #CMP15


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