The public is invited to attend a ceremony during Memorial Day weekend at Bakersfield National Cemetery.

The cemetery's Support Committee says it will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at the cemetery, 30338 Bear Mountain Blvd./ Highway 223. Before the ceremony, at 8 a.m., family members will place flags on their loved one's gravesite. After the ceremony, American flags will be placed on all the remaining gravesites.

“We are honored to have such a supportive community, one that shows patriotism and gratitude for the brave men and women who lost their lives defending America," Support Committee president Tom Pasek said in a news release from the Kern County Veterans Service Department.