Several locations and organizations will be hosting Memorial Day ceremonies around Southern Arizona on Monday, May 30.
The following is a list of some of the events:
SOUTHERN ARIZONA VA
The Tucson VA Medical Center will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, located in Building 4.
EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY & CEMETERY
East Lawn Palms will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at 9 a.m. Event includes guest speakers, music and an F-16 flyover. East Lawn is at 5801 E. Grant Road.
VFW Post 4903 will perform a ritual ceremony, and Sons of Orpheus will perform a musical selection. Sons of the American Revolution along with Piper Tammy Simmons will present colors. There will be a rifle salute by Bulk Fuel Company Alpha Marine Reserves as well as a Taps performance by bugler Ruben Moreno with dove release. Barbeque will be served immediately following all ceremonies.
FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN CEMETERY
South Lawn Cemetery will host a Memorial Day service for all veterans. South Lawn Cemetery is located at 5401 South Park Avenue and the ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
The Tucson Concert Band will perform Taps. A color presentation will be presented by Tucson Detachment 007 Marine Corps League, University of Arizona Air Force ROTC and Piper William Don Carlos followed by a rifle salute and dove release. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 106 will have a Memorial Museum on display featuring all local fallen heroes, past and present.
ARIZONA VETERANS' MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery will hold a ceremony at 8 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and an F-16 flyover. The cemetery is at 15950 N. Luckett Road in Marana.
RITA RANCH PURPLE HEART PARK
Santa Cruz Summer Winds and the Jazz Collective of Southern Arizona is hosting "Hymns for Our Heroes" a memorial day salute to those who have died. They will be performing at Community Performance & Art Center, 1250 W Continental Road.
PIMA COUNTY SWIMMING POOLS
All nine of Pima County's pools will open for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28 through Labor Day.