Memorial Day services, cemetery tour

Memorial Day weekend will include services at area cemeteries, as well as the Yuma Museum’s annual cemetery tour.
The Yuma VFW and American Legion will once again host services.

The first will be Sunday at Pleasant Valley at 9 a.m. Reverend Brunner will provide the speech.
On Memorial Day, there will be a service at 9 a.m. at the Eckley Cemetery, followed by one at the Yuma Cemetery at 10 a.m. Pastor Michael Fitzsimmons will be the guest speaker at both of those. Dave Hoch will provide music at the Eckley and Yuma services, and Carol White will sing “Taps” all three services.
Once again, please find a list of all veterans buried in west Yuma County cemeteries in this week’s edition.
Cemetery Tour
The Yuma Museum is happy to announce their Annual Memorial Day Tour which will take place immediately following the VFW/American Legion Service in the Yuma Cemetery. Look for the golf carts, as that will mark the beginning spot for the tour.
The museum board will be serving breakfast burritos, juice and coffee on the south side of the bandstand for $6 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
This year you will discover the history behind Westcott Street, along with six service men and women.
• PVT Kissinger, who fought battles throughout Tennessee in the race to capture Louisville on the Union side in the Civil War.
• PVT Koons, who spent his training days at Camp Lewis in Washington, working on the ammunition train. You will hear about the difficulties of the Spanish influenza epidemic.
• PVT Marr and the Spanish American War.
• 1SG Wright, who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp, and her flying experiences.
• PFC Price, who received a Purple Heart from actions in Korea.
• CCS Graham, who served in the Navy during WWII and lived in Alaska and Africa.