Memorial Day holiday closures and virtual ceremony

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Monday’s trash pickup will shift to Tuesday, May 26, and Tuesday’s trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, May 27. There will be no special pickups on Wednesday and there will be no changes to the Thursday and Friday trash pickups.

Virtual commemoration

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services announced that it will commemorate Memorial Day virtually this year due to COVID-19. The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Cemetery staff will also place flags on each gravesite at the state’s three Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries, to include the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery here in Sierra Vista. The cemeteries remain open for visitation from dawn to dusk and visitors are asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and consider visiting throughout the weekend to avoid large crowds on Memorial Day.

Residents can view the ceremony on the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Facebook page and on the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services YouTube channel. The stream will also be shared on the City of Sierra Vista Facebook page.