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Tue, March 19

VA celebrates Memorial Day on Saturday

Goldie Murphy, president of Arizona Gold Star Mothers, will be the keynote speaker at the 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, Memorial Day Ceremony on the grounds of the Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 500 Highway 89 in Prescott. May 30 is the traditional date of Memorial Day.

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is hosting the ceremony.

Kathy Williams on bagpipes, Arizona Roughriders, the Marine Corps League, Northern Arizona All Airborne, and the Young Marine Color Guard will lead the procession. The American Legion Ernest A. Love Post #6 Color Guard will do the Presentation of the Colors.

Following the keynote address, women from various veteran service organizations, all wearing white, will create an Aisle of Honor and present wreaths at the bronze "Battlefield Cross."

The Prescott Fine Arts Chamber Singers will perform a musical salute to the fallen. Karl Kaub and John Stevens will play the echo taps and the American Legion #6 will accompany them with a gun salute.

A reception will follow the ceremony in Building 15 (Theater Building).


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