Evergreen Cemetery Memorial ceremony to honor veterans - Tucson News Now

Evergreen Cemetery Memorial ceremony to honor veterans

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Memorial Day wreaths made by veterans at Tucson's VA hospital (Source: Maria Hechanova) Memorial Day wreaths made by veterans at Tucson's VA hospital (Source: Maria Hechanova)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening this morning is an annual Memorial Day ceremony to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Local veterans organizations and Evergreen Cemetery in midtown will host the event, beginning this morning at 9 a.m.

Right now volunteers from several local veterans groups, including the American Legion and VFW are placing American flags on headstones, by the time they are finished there will be 3,500 flags placed.

The owners of Evergreen say roughly 10,000 veterans have been laid to rest here.  The program today will consist of the presentation of colors, a roll call and laying of the wreaths, taps and a dove release.

This is all to honor those who have died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony, which starts this morning at 9 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery (3015 N. Oracle Rd.) and is expected to last until 11:30 a.m.

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