Memorial Day ceremony moved indoors

Names of more than 1,400 veterans read Monday at Yukon Veterans Museum

Eddie "Mac" McFadden, Vice President Yukon Veterans Museum, begins the indoor ceremony at the museum Monday, May 31 for the reading of names. (Photo by Robert Medley)

The names of more than 1,400 war veterans were read Monday, Memorial Day 2021, but it took a plan “B” to get it done.

As war veterans know, a backup plan can be paramount, said Eddie “Mac” McFadden, who made note of how the plan worked out.

Yukon’s Larry Taylor begins the reading of names of more than 1,400 veterans during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday moved indoors due to rain. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Heavy rain in Yukon Monday morning resulted in the Memorial Day ceremony scheduled to be at the front entrance to the Yukon Cemetery, 660 S Garth Brooks Blvd., to be moved to the Yukon Veterans Museum on Main Street.


McFadden wore a bright yellow rain coat to lower the flags outside the building on Main Street while others, including Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby, Councilwoman Donna Yanda, and Vice Mayor Rick Cacini, and museum founder, stayed under the front porch for cover from the steady rain.

Dawson and Chris Emigh wait to read names during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Yukon Veterans Museum Monday, May 31. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Dawson Emigh and his father Chris Emigh of Yukon were two of those who read names for the Veterans Memorial to recognize – and remember – the men and women who sacrificed for their country.

“We want to thank the brave souls who can out for this blessed holiday here,” McFadden said.

Eddie “Mac” McFadden, Vice President of Yukon Veterans Museum, lowered the flags for the Memorial Day ceremony that was moved inside the museum Monday, May 31 during rain. The names of of veterans buried at the Yukon Cemetery and Frisco Cemetery, were read. McFadden, commander of American Legion Post 160 and member of the Knight of Columbus did not let rain stop him from lowering the flags.

“We will go outside under the porch, and I will be in the rain in a rain jacket,” McFadden said.

“You’ve got to have a plan ‘B’,” McFadden said, as he thanked sponsors.