Tuesday, March 28, 2023

MendoMoments: Memorial Day at Russian River Cemetery

Flags aligning the military personnel section of the Russian River Cemetery [Picture provided by Ukiah resident Cassandra Cain-Bawden]

Yesterday’s national recognition of Memorial day honors those military personnel who have died performing their duties.

Ukiah’s Russian River Cemetery adorned sections of their grounds with American flags to honor the fallen and bring recognition to the national day of reflection.

Ukiah resident Cassandra Cain-Bawden said, “realizing these flags were honoring the ones who died fighting for our freedom was very emotional.” Cain-Bawden said she reflected with her mother about “how young some of the men were.”

MendoFever’s newest column, MendoMoments, is dedicated to showcasing the land, animals, and people that make up Mendocino County. All Mendocino County residents and visitors are invited to participate. Send photographs to matthewplafever@gmail.com including a description of what your photograph depicts, where it was taken, and any other important details.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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