Cemeteries will be open to visitors throughout the Memorial Day weekend. A Civil War volunteers group has special tributes planned at two sites on Monday.
The Idaho Civil War Volunteers will conduct its annual Civil War flag-raising ceremony, eulogy and gun salute at noon in the Silent Camp at the Veterans Monument in Morris Hill Cemetery, 317 N. Latah. It will repeat the ceremony at 1:15 p.m. in the Fort Boise Military Reserve Cemetery, 1101 Mountain Cove Road.
Staff will be on site at Morris Hill Cemetery to assist family members and visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
At graveside, visitors are welcome to place artificial flowers, flags, fresh flowers, and wreaths. No glass or breakable containers are allowed. All mementos must be picked up by June 1 for those who wish to retain them.
•Idaho State Veterans Cemetery:
10 a.m. on Monday. The ceremony will include a keynote address by Jimmie Foster, adjutant from the American Legion, a cannon and rifle salute, flyover and more. Visitors should park at Optimist Park at Horseshoe Bend and Hill Road. Shuttle service runs from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
•A Time to Pay Tribute:
Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rock of Honor Memorial, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave.
A display of a time capsule that will be buried in 2015 and opened on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II. Seating is limited; bring a folding chair. Call Meridian Parks and Recreation for more information: 489-0531.
A one-hour special Memorial Day celebration will be held at the cemetery at the Veteran’s Loop beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.
Army Reserve Col. Scott Syme will give the opening keynote. Retired Railroad Police Officer Bill Dean will give the closing keynote. Dean will lead Memorial Day Walking tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., starting at Veteran’s Loop, offering a brief narrative on Nampa’s historic people. Visitors will also see nearly 1,000 flags placed on veterans’ headstones by local Scouts and Young Marines. A shuttle will be provided for patrons who may have difficulty with the cemetery terrain.
Parking will be available in designated areas. For more information call 468-5797.
•The Warhawk Museum
will be open in honor of Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Municipal Drive. Call 465-6464 for information.