The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors cordially invite you to attend the Memorial Day Observance at Citizens Cemetery

The Memorial Day observance at Citizens Cemetery (815 E. Sheldon St.) has been in existence for the past 25 years. Speakers include local community leaders and U.S. military veterans, and the public attendance of citizens grows every year. Congressional representatives, senators, mayors, and county supervisors have been regular speakers throughout the years.

The ceremony is to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation since. In 1864, the Citizens Cemetery was established and contains the graves of 85 identified U.S. veterans, some from the Civil War. There are also the graves of Yavapai County pioneers.  Every year, the program represents the historical and patriotically account of a Memorial Day observance presented at the cemetery in the year 1910.

This year the following dignitaries and public figures will be in attendance:  Supervisor Harry Oberg, Sheriff David Rhodes, Mayor Phil Goode, Chief Deputy Newnum, Capt. G. William Weiler—USN (Ret), Wanda A. Wright, Col. USAF (Ret), Prescott Air Force Jr. ROTC.

The ceremony will include: Flag Raising—Wreath Laying—Patriotic Music—Pipers—Taps—Living History Groups—Veteran Organizations—Cavalry.  It begins at 9 am and will run about an hour.

Parking is available on adjoining streets, the parking lot directly across from Citizens Cemetery, and at nearby Yavapai College parking lots. Shuttle Service will run from Yavapai College. Golf cart transportation will be available from the main gate to the event. Please bring chairs as seating is limited.

Please join us in remembering our past and respecting our present.


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