Memorial Day celebrations

Preparations are underway for a number of observances Monday throughout the community to celebrate Memorial Day.

The celebrations will begin at 11 am at Veterans Memorial Park, with a number of guest speakers including Alaska Senator Mark Begich, local city leaders, and Representaives from numerous veterans clubs, addressing the importance of the day.

The scene will switch to the Clay Street Cemetery at 11:30 am for more comments and military presentations.

And at 12:30 at Birch Hill Cemetery the celebration for the day will be highlighted by a missing– man formation flyover with f–16 fighters from Eielson Air Force Base.

Another observance is scheduled for 1pm at Northern Lights Cemetery, and then the final recognition will take place in the Golden Heart Plaza at 2:30 Monday afternoon.