May 21, 2020 8:20 PM

Cemeteries open for the holiday

Posted May 21, 2020 8:20 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, many may have questions regarding the opportunity to pay their respects to loved ones during the pandemic. 

Memorial Park Cemetery says it will be open as usual, although there may be some changes in how things are done.

Officials at the cemetery say residents can bring out memorials and, as usual, they will be allowed to stay at the gravesite until June 1, at which time they will be removed. 

One change of note: Normally there is a tent set up at the cemetery where visitors can find information on gravesites and locations. That tent will not be available. The cemetery says if you want that information it will be available by calling 620-665-8269. Staff will also be available to answer questions from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

The cemetery also announced the annual Memorial Day service will not be held this year because of gathering restrictions.