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Annual Memorial Day ceremony honors the fallen

Post Date:05/16/2018 8:15 am
Buckeye’s annual Memorial Day ceremony salutes all service personnel who’ve paid the ultimate price for their country starting at 9 a.m., Monday, May 28th at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road in Buckeye. 

The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes and feature keynote speaker Colonel Richard ‘Dick’ Toliver, USAF, Ret., a west valley resident. He is a protégé of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and was mentored, trained and commissioned under their instruction. Colonel speaking
Retired Lieutenant Commander, CEC, USN, Scott Lowe is the Master of Ceremonies. Lowe is also the city’s Public Works Director.

Representatives from the Buckeye Fire and Medical Rescue and Police departments will serve as color guard for the event.

Other event highlights include a history of the cemetery, details about a few of the service men and women now resting peacefully at the cemetery, the Naval Seal Cadets performing “Taps” and many Buckeye residents and employees featured as part of the ceremony.

The event is a collaborative effort by the Buckeye Patriotic Committee, which includes members from the city of Buckeye, the American Legion, Buckeye Elks Lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

To download a flyer for the Buckeye Memorial Day Ceremony, please visit 
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