Uncategorized May 22, 2024

‘We Must Never Forget’

Memorial Day Ceremonies Scheduled in Ketchum and Hailey

Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled in Hailey and Ketchum on Monday are set to bring valley residents together to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The 23rd annual Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the Hailey Cemetery. A memorial wreath will be placed on the Blaine County Veterans monument in the Hailey Cemetery, and flags from the individual branches of the armed services will fly from dawn to dusk.

The Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guard and the Idaho Army National Guard will be in attendance for the event, and pilots from the 124th Fighter Wing, stationed in Boise, will conduct a flyover. Members of the Caritas Chorale and The Boise Highlanders bagpipe band will perform music for the ceremony, said Geegee Lowe, a member of the Hailey Memorial Day Committee.

“Memorial Day is a reminder to always set aside time in our lives to honor the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Forces made and continue to make to defend our way of life,” Lowe said. “We must never forget and work to be worthy of the sacrifice they made and continue their dream they fought for.”

Light refreshments will be served after the event from 1-2 p.m. at the gazebo.

The American Legion David Ketchum Post 115 will also host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Ketchum Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. Sun Valley Mayor Peter Hendricks will be its guest speaker.