Here's a quick summary of Memorial Day activities.
- Three events are taking place on Memorial Day in Prescott
- Ceremony at the Cemetery, starts at 9 AM
- Ceremony at the National Veteran’s cemetery in Prescott at 11 AM
- Setting of the Wreath at the Courthouse, starts at noon
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Ways to honor our lost veterans on Memorial Day.
9 AM: The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors encourages everyone, wishing to remember and honor those who have fallen in service to their country, to join them, Historian Melissa Ruffner, William Weiler, USN (Ret), and many others at the Historic Citizens’ Cemetery, on May 30, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Citizens’ Cemetery is located at 815 Sheldon St in Prescott AZ.
Presentations for the observance will include for the first time, Master of Ceremony Pat Kuykendall, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Harry Oberg, and Yavapai County Sheriff, David Rhodes, and others. This year’s winner of the Junior High “What does Memorial Day Mean to You” essay contest will be announced at the event.
Period attire is welcome, and parking will be available at Yavapai College with shuttle vans picking up near the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Additional parking is available at Bennett Oil. Golf carts will be available to shuttle attendees from the entrance of the cemetery to the event. Seating is limited and anyone able to bring a light chair is encouraged to do so.
11 AM: Please join in on May 30th at the Prescott National Cemetery for the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking is available at the VA and shuttles will bring everyone over to the cemetery. There will be NO PARKING at the cemetery. There is limited seating at the cemetery so you can bring your own chairs. Light refreshments will be available.
12 Noon: On Monday, the 30th, the Arizona Highlanders, Post 1297, of the Scottish American Military Society will conduct the official Memorial Day Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony at exactly 12:00 Noon, at the Yavapai County War Memorial on Courthouse Plaza facing Montezuma Street.
Memorial Day is when we remember and honor those who went to war, but never came home. Given Prescott's history, dating back to the Civil War, and all the conflicts that followed, it is entirely fitting.