Buckeye saluting service personnel memorial day

"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."

The city of Buckeye plans to salute all service personnel who paid the ultimate price for their country this Memorial Day.

Buckeye’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road.

This year’s keynote speaker is Scott W. Lowe, former lieutenant commander for the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. 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 and details about a few of the servicemen and -women now resting peacefully at the cemetery.

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, visit buckeyeaz.gov/events.