Area Memorial Day ceremonies
Following is a list of Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday:
11 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sierra Vista off of Charleston Road, hosted by American Legion Post 52.
11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 836.
11:30 a.m. at the Old Post Cemetery on Fort Huachuca, hosted by the U.S. Army.
Noon in front of American Legion Post 24 on Allen Street in Tombstone, hosted by the post.
6 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, hosted by the Sierra Vista United Veterans Council.
We have many war dead from our wars, the most I believe were in the war between the states. Each was a person who had a family, friends and cohorts who morned for them and a nation which should be grateful for their ultimate sacrifice. Most of us know someone for whom this day is sacred. As individuals and as a nation we should never forget them. Frankly, it should be a total stand down day not one of merriment, sales and parties.
Thanks for the opportunity to get that stated.