Eugene Masonic Cemetery Memorial Day Weekend Events
May 26 • 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until May 28, 2018
On this year’s Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) the Eugene Masonic Cemetery will be open from 11:30am to 5pm daily to pay tribute to all the veterans buried in the cemetery. To recognize and commemorate these veterans, flags will fly over their graves. Taps will be played each noon in the Public Square. Allow time to walk up to the public square. “Find the Veterans History Hunt,” an opportunity for children and families to learn more about the veterans’ experiences, will be offered throughout the weekend, with prizes awarded for those completing the hunt. A guided walking tour of the cemetery will be offered each day following the playing of Taps. Board member Caroline Forell will share information on cemetery highlights on Saturday. On Sunday Board member Dina Wills will lead a tour of the dying art of gravestone carving, and groundskeeper Diego Llewellyn-Jones will provide a landscape tour on Monday. Each tour will begin at the Public Square.
Hope Abbey Mausoleum will feature various displays that will engage visitors. “Before” and “After” pictures of the cemetery and mausoleum will illustrate the progress EMCA has made in improving their appearance and condition. A large floral display of flowers, plants, and noxious weeds from the cemetery will again take center stage. Cemetery maps will also be on display.Cake and coffee will be served each afternoon.
The Eugene Masonic Cemetery entrance is located at 25th and University with Hope Abbey located at 26th and University and the Public Square located at the top of the cemetery’s hill. There is only disabled parking in the cemetery; public parking is on the surrounding streets. Questions: 541-684-0949; firstname.lastname@example.org.