Memorial Day Ceremony


Photo Collage Credit: Johan Verink

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 if you would like to help.

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 Chorale and the Davis High School Madrigals and Jazz Choir.

2024 Event Details: 

Monday, May 27th

9:30 am Musical prelude by the Golden State Brass

10:00 am Formal program begins

Keynote Speaker

Todd Henry, Deputy Police Chief

Davis Police Department

Deputy Chief Henry has over 27 years of public safety experience. He was with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years, where he held various assignments and left as a Captain in 2022. Most recently, Deputy Chief Henry was the Chief of Field Investigations for the Security and Law Enforcement Division with the California Lottery. Deputy Chief Henry started with the Davis Police Department in March of 2023.

Deputy Chief Henry has held operational and management positions within patrol, K9, SWAT, investigations, Air Operations, and several regional task forces. He is also a credentialed Type 3 incident commander and was a Sacramento Regional Incident Management Team member for five years. He has responded to several large natural disasters throughout the state and has extensive experience in emergency management. Deputy Chief Henry is also the Chair of the California Peace Officers Association, Region IV Board, and a member of the Placer County Mental Health Board.

Todd has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.