SWEETWATER COUNTY — Memorial Day gives United States citizens a way to honor and mourn military personnel who have died in the performance of their duties while serving in the United States military.
On Monday, May 31, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country will be remembered and honored through a number of ceremonies in both Rock Springs and Green River.
American Legion Archie Hay Post 24 in Rock Springs will be placing American flags on military personnel gravesites at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery and the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens north of Rock Springs at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Three ceremonies are scheduled to take place in Rock Springs on Memorial Day.
- The first ceremony will start at 8 a.m. in front of the flag at the American Legion, 551 Broadway Street.
- The second ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, 800 Thompson St.
- The third and final ceremony will take place around 9 a.m. at Veterans Park, 100 N Side Belt Loop.
All ceremony times are tentative as the same group will be going from location to location to conduct the memorials.
Flags will then be retrieved from the gravesites on Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.
Members of the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 and VFW Post 2321 will place flags on military gravesites at Riverview Cemetery on Sunday beginning at noon.
A memorial ceremony will take place at Riverview Cemetery Monday morning at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to arrive at the cemetery 30 minutes before the event begins. These flags will also be retrieved from the gravesites on Tuesday beginning at noon.
Farson-Eden will also be having a memorial service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, at the Eden Farson Cemetery, 4009 US Hwy 191 North.
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