Memorial Day ceremony honors the fallen

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 29th at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road in Buckeye.

The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes and feature Key Note Speaker Officer Steven Borquez from Buckeye’s Police Department. Borquez will share his experience as an Army combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient who was wounded by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.

Retired Lieutenant Commander, CEC, USN, Scott Lowe is the Master of Ceremonies. Lowe is also the city’s Public Works Director.

Special to this year’s program is a private donation of a bugle to be used for special military events and funeral services for Veterans. This ceremony will mark the first time it is used for these purposes.

Other highlights include a tribute to the fallen Vietnam Servicemen of Buckeye, 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 http://www.buckeyeaz.gov/event/memorial-day-ceremony-2/?instance_id=58938

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