Memorial Day ceremony in Pioneer Park

This morning we enjoyed the Memorial Day ceremony in Pioneer Park near our house, as we do each year. The turnout keeps growing. I can remember when it was only about a dozen people. Have a great day!

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

14 thoughts on “Memorial Day ceremony in Pioneer Park”

  1. I don’t mean to spoil the day but thought I’d share the latest tripe that appeared on Todd Juvinall’s blog. He seems to attract the real scum of the earth!
    “AnonymousMay 29, 2017 at 10:57 AM
    That POS also known as the most hated unemployed journalist FUe did his usual Monday anit-boardman rant. The POS did not however make any mention Memorial Day. Tickling his own ego is normal for the FUe but insulting the military community is a new low for one of the lowest. The cop hating Nevada city set must have told him lots of cops are former military. BOYCOT SENUM, oh wait there is nothing left to boycott.”

  2. Hmmm, “cop hating”, “porn loving”.
    We have a match in style right there, right Annie?
    Really nasty stuff .
    I have my differences with Ms. Senum, but I tell her to her face and as civilly as possible.
    It’s the Golden Rule.

    Now for something positive.
    On this day every year my hometown of Susanville has its annual Memorial Day parade.
    Here is a link to the 1942 parade.
    If you like nostalgia you will like these pictures, enjoy.

    1. The sickos feel perfectly comfortable commenting on Todd’s blog. And I guess he’s happy to be the host. Go figure!

    2. To be honest I haven’t read George’s post if that’s what you’re referring to. Thanks for the “heads up” Judith.

  3. Todd is quick to point out how his relatives are heroes, but, like Trump, Rush Limbaugh, and other hollow patriots punts when it comes to disclosing his own past in serving the nation. Did he dodge the draft? I wonder what excuses he might have made up?

      1. I am surprised that Smith forgets I have already on numerous occasions discussed my life regarding the military. I was 1a and never applied for a deferment. I was in the first lottery and my nmber was 326. They got to 118 that year. So never called up. Did the physical in Oakland though. So like you I never volunteered for the military. How about you Pelline? Tell us about your military service.

      2. Grow up Todd. I was never drafted and I never volunteered. I went off to college at UC Berkeley, then I earned a master’s at Northwestern. On Memorial Day, we are regulars at the ceremony in Nevada City. Our family stood next to Ray Shine today. But your name never came up. ROFLOL.

      3. Todd is blowing a lot of smoke, as usual, but not answering the direct question about his own service.

  4. Since I am blocked from posting at Todd’s, my comments are posted here . . which is actually nice since it reveals his asinine behavior to a wider audience. He side steps his service record (he is of the age where he should have served in Viet Nam if he truly held the values he claims) by deflecting and claiming I dodged the draft. Fortunately the draft and the war in SE Asia were past history when I reached 18. It is obvious that he is afraid to publicly state how and why he avoided service. What a stooge.

  5. Todd was not drafted because of the lottery. He also did not volunteer for service either despite his apparent love of military violence as a means to solve international problems. So he is a chicken hawk. More than willing to send someone else to defend “his” country. The Memorial Day discussion really needs to focus on two things. 1) the soldiers who saw fit to serve their country and died in the process no matter when, where, or why should be honored whole heartedly as they gave their lives for what they believed in. 2) The chicken hawks, like Todd, who sent tens of thousands of the those brave soldiers to their deaths in bogus wars like VietNam and Iraq and Afghanistan, who should be scorned because they put politics ahead of human life.

    1. But JoeK, you never volunteered either. And Obama and Clinton, your heroes, never served and they sent many brave Americans to their deaths in the very wars you say you think are unnecessary. I never sent anyone to war and was never in any position to do so. So once again you make things up and use strawmen for your bogus attempts to justify your own cowardice to defend this country. Shame on you.

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