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Morris Hill, Fort Boise and Pioneer Cemeteries open to the public over Memorial Day weekend

By: - May 25, 2023 4:10 am
Memorial Day Boise

Staff will be available to help locate grave sites during Memorial Day weekend at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise. (Courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation Department)

Cemetery staff will be available to help the public locate grave sites Saturday through Monday at Boise’s Morris Hill Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day.

In honor of Memorial Day, the public will be able to place wreaths, flags and flowers at grave sites at Morris Hill Cemetery, 317 N. Latah St.; Pioneer Cemetery, 460 E. Warm Springs Ave.; and Fort Boise Military Reserve Cemetery, 1101 N. Mountain Cove Road. 

All three cemeteries will be open to the public during Memorial Day weekend, but Morris Hill Cemetery is the only one that will be staffed, according to a news release issued by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department. 

Although flowers, flags and wreaths are encouraged, the public is not allowed to leave glass or breakable containers at grave sites. Visitors who wish to recollect any of the mementos they leave over Memorial Day weekend must pick them up again by June 5, city officials said. 

Additionally, volunteer groups will perform Memorial Day ceremonies that include a flag raising, a eulogy and a gun salute at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Morris Hill Cemetery. A second ceremony is planned for 12:45 p.m. that afternoon at Fort Boise Military Reserve Cemetery.

Staff at Morris Hill Cemetery will be available to assist the public during the following hours over Memorial Day weekend:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

Additional information is available on the city of Boise’s website.


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Clark Corbin
Clark Corbin

Clark Corbin has more than a decade of experience covering Idaho government and politics. He has covered every Idaho legislative session since 2011 gavel-to-gavel. Prior to joining the Idaho Capital Sun he reported for the Idaho Falls Post Register and Idaho Education News. His reporting in Idaho has helped uncover a multimillion-dollar investment scam and exposed inaccurate data that school districts submitted to the state.