The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors would like to announce that the Memorial Day Observance at the Citizen’s Cemetery, that had been scheduled for this month, has been canceled.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “Yavapai County has done a great job fighting the pandemic that has this nation in its grips. I know everyone wants to get out and remember those who gave so much for this Country but now is not the time. We must make sacrifices to protect those we care about, and canceling this event is what we need to do right now.”
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Rowle Simmons said, “This event has been a Yavapai County tradition for so many years, I hope everyone takes a moment to show their respect for our fallen soldiers from wherever they are on this solemn day.”
Barbara Fox-Thomas and Marlyn Van Keuren, who have taken over the management of this event, want everyone to know that they are already working on next year’s observance. Anyone wishing to can still visit the Citizens Cemetery here in Prescott but the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors ask that everyone maintain Physical Distancing. This is not the time to forget our training and undo all that we have accomplished in Yavapai County over that past few months in the fight against Covid-19.
For more information about the event, please contact the Board of Supervisors office at 928-771-3200.