2024 Wreaths Across America Kickoff Campaign

The Davis Cemetery District has been approved as a Wreaths Across America Location and Sponsorship Group for 2024. So, why is it important that we are now a sponsorship group? As an approved Sponsorship Group, our cemetery will receive 1 additional wreath for every 2 wreaths sponsored. This is a great way for our nearly 1,000 Veterans to be honored.

2024 Wreath Campaign Kickoff

Starting Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, and running through Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 – all wreaths sponsored through our Sponsorship Group will be matched by HQ for placement on next year’s National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024!
Sponsor a wreath of volunteer to be part of our 2024 event below.

2023 SOLD OUT – Annual Wreath Sale

We have sold out of wreaths and lanterns as of 12/05/2023

Family and friends of loved ones can order a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave or displayed at your home. The 22″ fresh Noble Fir wreath will be sold for $25 each. All proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of our beautiful cemetery. We have a limited quantity of wreaths, which do sell out each year, so please order soon!

 

For those looking for an alternative, we can place a solar lantern, suspended from a shepherd’s hook, graveside through the month of December. Lanterns are $25 each and will be removed after January 1st.

 

Orders can be placed by calling (530) 756-7807 or emailing jess@daviscemetery.org

Wreaths are expected to arrive between 11/27 and 12/4.

2023 Veterans Day Program

2023 Program Details

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Musical Prelude: 10:30 am / Formal Program: 11:00 am

Musical performances by Golden State Brass, Adrienne Fortini, Davis Local Vocals, and The Davis Madrigals.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Walker

Sergeant Jim Walker was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1946.  He completed his BS from the University of Alabama and the PMD program at The Harvard Business School.  Jim served in the US Army from January 1969 through 1970 with a one year deployment to Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division.  He is the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze and Army Commendation medals with V.   He retired as a senior executive in the transportation industry and has served on numerous boards in the logistics arena.  Jim is a member of Davis Odd Fellows and served as Chaplain in 2022. 

 

Dia de los Muertos

On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District hosts a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on our grounds. This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create a community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society.

Historically, the Dia de los Muertos celebration has included a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors. Beginning in 2020, the district moved to a modified event that included a public altar, marigolds to be placed on graves, and informational signage.

 

 

2023 Dia de los Muertos Community Outreach Event Announcement

Despite significant outreach, we have been unable to find sufficient program participant interest to deliver a 2023 Dia de los Muertos program.

2023 Dia de los Muertos Activities

The Davis Cemetery Districts annual Dia de los Muertos public altar has been set up and will remain in place through November 2nd. In addition to the altar, we have placed educational signage, gravesite cleaning supplies, and fresh marigolds for visitors and loved ones to place on graves.
We welcome all to stop by, contribute to the altar, and enjoy the peaceful environment offered here at the cemetery. Please do not place open flames, incense, or alcohol on the altar as they can create a fire/safety issue.

Yolo County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Yolo County Needs Your Input! Take the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Survey Today! 

Have your say in Yolo County’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan! Provide your input to help the County design future programs, policies, and other recommendations to reach our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals and help our community be more resilient to climate impacts such as higher temperatures, more frequent wildfires and floods, and drought. 

Complete the survey before September 22, 2023! Link to the survey here:

www.YoloCounty.org/CAAPEN (English)

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2023 Memorial Day Program

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

 

 

 

We always appreciate volunteers to aid in planning, set up, and clean up. Please contact jess@daviscemetery.org if you would like to help.

 

2023 Event Details: 

Monday, May 29th

9:30 Musical prelude by the Golden State Brass

10:00 Formal program begins

This year’s Memorial Day Program is brought to you by the Davis Cemetery District and the Davis Odd Fellows. The Golden State Brass will perform a musical prelude at 9:30 am with the formal program beginning at 10:00 am. This year’s program will include opening remarks by Supervisor Jim Provenza, performances by the Davis Youth Choir and the Davis H.S. Madrigals, as well as words from keynote speaker, Sgt. Kurth Roggli.

Keynote Speaker: Sgt. Kurt Roggli

Kurt Roggli was born in Georgia in 1947. He grew up as an Air Force brat, living in Alaska, Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Tennessee and California. Kurt was a soldier in the US Army from 1967 to 1970 where he was stationed in Korea. He attended graduate school at UC Davis where he received his degree in Philosophy. Kurt retired as adjunct professor of Philosophy. He is married with one child and three grandchildren. Kurt enjoys playing music and serves as Noble Grand of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

Full Program Below

 

Wreaths Across America

The Davis Cemetery District has been approved as a Wreaths Across America Location and Sponsorship Group for 2024.

As an approved Sponsorship Group, our cemetery will receive 1 additional wreath for every 2 wreaths sponsored. This is a great way for our nearly 1,000 Veterans to be honored.

2024 Wreath Campaign Kickoff

The Davis Cemetery District received 648 wreath sponsorships during our 2024 kickoff campaign which ran Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, through Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. All wreaths sponsored through our Sponsorship Group were matched by Headquarters. I want to acknowledge and give a special thank you to our top donors, Chris & Lauren Snow on behalf of Operation Intrepid as well as Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric. Their generous sponsorships made a BIG impact on our numbers are truly appreciated!

With just under 300 wreaths to go, please consider sponsoring a wreath through the link below.

Sponsor a wreath or volunteer here

On December 14, 2024, at 10:00 am, Wreaths Across America will be at Davis Cemetery District to Remember and Honor our Veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. We will have a short program, followed by wreath placement. This will be the district’s 2nd year participating.

Memorial Day 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

2023 Event Details: 

Monday, May 29th

9:30 Musical prelude by the Golden State Brass

10:00 Formal program begins

Keynote Speaker: Sgt. Kurt Roggli

Kurt Roggli was born in Georgia in 1947. He grew up as an Air Force brat, living in Alaska, Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Tennessee and California. Kurt was a soldier in the US Army from 1967 to 1970 where he was stationed in Korea. He attended graduate school at UC Davis where he received his degree in Philosophy. Kurt retired as adjunct professor of Philosophy. He is married with one child and three grandchildren. Kurt enjoys playing music and is the immediate past Noble Grand of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

We always appreciate volunteers to aid in planning, set up, and clean up. Please contact jess@daviscemetery.org if you would like to help.

 

Self-Guided History Tour

 

 

Enjoy a stroll through history on our self-guided history tour. The cemetery has created and placed informative signs featuring the stories of our pioneer families and individuals who have shaped our city into what it is today. You can pick up a map in our office or by printing the images below. Were comfortable shoes and get ready to learn a lot about some of our first residents.

 

Rose Pruning Workshop

Friday, December 2, 2022

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Davis Cemetery District – Memorial Rose Garden

820 Pole Line Road

Davis, CA 95618

 

Bring new life to your rose garden with winter pruning. Join Rosarian, Woodland Library Rose Garden coordinator, and UCCE Master Gardener Maryellen Mackenzie and Davis Cemetery Memorial Rose Garden volunteer caretaker Mary Yaussy for hands-on training. Discover a variety of methods during this workshop which will cover tool maintenance, items needed for pruning, rose sanitation, buying root vs grated roses, and Q&A.

 

Guests should bring paper &  pen for note-taking. If a guest would like to bring any insects or diseased foliage for identification, please make sure it is in a sealed baggie.

Registration is not required, however a quick email to jess@daviscemetery.org will help ensure we have proper seating available.

Weather-dependent event. If it is raining, we will cancel and look at rescheduling