PROVO — City officials dedicated a new arch that spans the entrance way to the Provo City Cemetery during Memorial Day celebrations Monday.

U.S. Military Veteran Ron Fernstedt, Mayor Lewis K. Billings and Max Mitchell, parks assistant director, spoke at the commemoration.

The cemetery has been in service to the community for 150 years, making it one of Utah's most historic burial grounds. Currently there are 25,869 people buried in the cemetery.