Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Unmarked Graves

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LAS VEGAS – The Woodlawn Cemetery near downtown Las Vegas is adding something special to the annual Memorial Day service there.

Bunkers Mortuaries, which operates the cemetery, has helped two local groups plan and build two monuments that will be unveiled in the service that will start at 9:30am Monday.

The Nevada African American Genealogy Society and the Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society joined together in an effort to honor those buried in unmarked graves at Woodlawn. That includes an area known as “Section O” where unknown African-Americans are buried. There will also be a monument unveiled in the cemetery’s Cypress Section where other unknown souls are buried.

8 News Now’s Nate Tannenbaum will once again be the Master of Ceremonies for the annual program.

He spoke with leaders of the two groups on our Good Day show Thursday. 

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