Memorial Day ceremony set: Same day, different time

By: Nathan Donato-Weinstein
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A time change this year means Roseville's Memorial Day ceremony is set for 2 p.m. May 26 instead of the usual 11 a.m. The time change was instituted so veterans and their families could visit cemeteries in the morning, said organizer John Piches. Organizers this year will be honoring the 442nd, a storied all-Japanese Army regiment that fought in World War II. Twenty-two local veterans served in the regiment, Piches said, and two survive to this day. Recently, veterans recommended to the Placer County Board of Supervisors that two streets surrounding the Bill Santucci Justice Center be named Veterans Boulevard and Go For Broke Road. Go for broke was the regiment's motto. The main speaker will be Col. Delyle Raymond, a Marine and Army veteran, the area's most highly decorated soldier. The Roseville High School band will be on hand to supply patriotic music. For more information, call 782-1593.