Spring 2017 Events at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park

2017 Memorial Day Veterans Flag Ceremony

Veterans Flag Placing Ceremony

Saturday, May 6th, 9 AM

Beginning at 9 AM, there will be a welcome, and a short ceremony. Then Boy Scouts from Pack 352 in Salem, Virginia will mark each veteran’s grave with a flag.

Light refreshments will be available.

More Events:  Mother’s Day · Memorial Day · Father’s Day


Spring Extravaganza Events

We will be at the Cremation Cross area at Cedar Lawn on the dates below. Register online or at each event for the Spring Extravaganza drawing. Click here to learn more »

Everyone who stops by will get a free gift. Tours will provided to interested visitors.


Mother's Day 2017

Mother’s Day

May 12th – 10 AM – 4 PM
May 13th – 10 AM – 1 PM

2017 Memorial Day

Memorial Day

May 26th – 10 AM – 4 PM
May 27th – 10 AM – 1 PM

Father's Day 2017

Father’s Day

June 16th – 10 AM – 4 PM
June 17th – 10 AM – 1 PM

Enter Our Cedar Lawn 2017 Spring Extravaganza Drawing

Register now to save an additional $200 instantly off the pre-construction sale price of your personal cremation bench estate.

Cremation Cross & Garden of Devotion

There will be three separate drawings on the following dates:

MAY 15, 2017 · MAY 30, 2017 · JUNE 19, 2017

If you name is chosen, you will be contacted by phone to set up a time to receive your savings certificate. The winner may use our special interest-free payment option, available with an appropriate deposit on all pre-need bench estate.

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New Memorial Garden for Cremation at A Memorial Garden for Cremation is Underway at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park

Slideshow from the Dedication Ceremony of the Fair View Cemetery Veterans Plaza

Dedication of Veterans Plaza at Fair View Cemetery
November 11, 2015

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

Veterans Plaza at Fair View Cemetery Dedicated

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

The Veterans Plaza at Fair View Cemetery was dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. The ceremony also commemorated the 125th anniversary of the cemetery.

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

Fair View offers free burial space on its grounds for any member of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Veterans Plaza.

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

The memorial bench designating the area has an inscription that reads:

“In appreciation to all veterans and their families for your service and sacrifice.”

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

The cemetery has already accepted its first military burial, and the grave was marked in time for the 11 AM program.

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

Roanoke City Council member Bill Bestpitch attended on behalf of the City of Roanoke.

Veterans Plaza Dedication at Fair VIew Cemetery, Roanoke, VA, November 11, 2015

The plot of land Fair View has sectioned off has enough space for around 1,200 to 1,500 burial plots.
 

WSLS10 News: Roanoke cemetery to offer free burial space to veterans


Click to view the article on the WSLS10 website.

By Ron Manch, WSLS Reporter


ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – A cemetery in Roanoke is helping military families honor veterans, even in death.

The Fair View Cemetery will begin offering free burial space on its grounds for any member of the U.S. Armed Forces, just in time for Veteran’s Day.

The program is also commemorating the 125th anniversary of the cemetery.

An average burial on grounds costs more than $1,300, but for veterans, it’s free of charge to be laid to rest right in the front of the cemetery.

To designate the area on grounds, the cemetery is placing a memorial bench that reads, “In appreciation to all veterans and their families for your service and sacrifice.”

Fair View president Myrteen Heslep says she was hoping to find a way to honor the veterans here in the Roanoke community and give their families a place nearby to remember them.

“When we meet with these families, and they’ve had a choice to go elsewhere and be buried out of town, they say it’s very important that they’re close to their loved ones for visiting, and we can truly understand that because we see families visiting and placing flowers and just spending time here day in and day out, so we realize the importance of that,” explained Heslep.

The plot of land Fair View has sectioned off has enough space for around 1,200 to 1,500 burial plots.

The cemetery has already accepted its first military burial.

Heslep says they will have that grave marked on Monday, just in time for a cemetery kicking off the program at 11:00 a.m. led by City Councilor Bill Bestpitch.


Click for more information about the November 9th Veterans Plaza Dedication.

Veterans Day, November 9, 2015

Dedication of Veterans Plaza at Fair View Cemetery, November 9, 2015

Every veteran deserves to be properly honored with dignity and respect. We recognize the sacrifice our soldiers and their families have made for our great nation. Come and honor our heroes.

You are invited to the dedication of the Veterans Plaza at Fair View Cemetery.

Veterans Day Dedication, 2015November 9, 2015, 11:00 AM
3300 Melrose Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia 24017
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Light refreshments to follow.

Roanoke City Council member Bill Bestpitch will be in attendance.

Other invited guests include: Roanoke mayor David Bowers, the Disabled American Veterans, and the William Fleming High School ROTC.

Honored your loved one on Memorial Day

FlagsOn Memorial Day, also known as Grave Decoration Day, you are invited to stop by Cedar Lawn Memorial Park and Community Mausoleum and receive a complimentary flag to place on your family members grave.

Take Advantage of Our Annual Tent Sale

Roanoke's Community Mausoleum at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park

Roanoke’s Community Mausoleum at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park

We’ll also be holding our annual Tent Sale from May 23rd through the 26th. Progress continues to be made on our community mausoleum – a lower-cost alternative to traditional burial – and we’ll be offering special discounts for pre-planning purchases.

Pre-planning your burial arrangements is a wonderful gift to give your family members, relieving them of the stress of having to make yet another decision at a difficult time.

Mother’s Day 2014 at Cedar Lawn

We just celebrated a wonderful Mother’s day weekend. Sixty families pre-ordered the free flower bouquets we offered and placed them on their mothers’ gravesites.

Mother's Day - Preparing the bouquets

Preparing the bouquets offered at no cost to the families.

Mother's Day 2014 - The bouquets are ready for the families

The bouquets ready for the families to place on their mother’s gravesites.

Families enjoyed the well-kept grounds, the peacefulness of the park, and the convenience of the location. We are grateful that we were able to play a part in helping so many families honor their mothers on this special day.

Mother's Day at Cedar Lawn, 2014

Families honored their mothers by placing the flowers on their gravesites, leaving a beautiful view.