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A highlight of the ceremony will be the presentation of an American flag encased in a frame, which will honor the service of Korean War veterans, and the lighting of luminaria around the Post’s Memorial Circle.

A service will be held at Strasburg Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Legion Post Commander Jim Entinger will give the address.

A Memorial Day service is scheduled at 9:30 a.m.at the Cobden Cemetery.

The memorial honors US military veterans who have died and were from the Alto Pass area.

Veteran organizers say all South Georgians should observe Memorial Day, and honor this nation’s heroes.

Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The Brownton Legion Post will provide broasted chicken.

The community is invited to attend the performance and visit the memorial, which includes stone walls, an east and west wall, a water feature and an area for seating during various ceremonies.

1 p.m.at Willowbrook, Fisher.

Effingham VFW Post #1769 will hold a ceremony at the gravesite of the Post’s namesake, Theodore Hoffman, at 9am at St. Anthony Cemetery. The Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders, Marine Corps Auxilliary, 101st Airborne Division, Knights of Columbus and the AMVETS Post 106 Rifle Team will all play a special part in the ceremony.

The program starts with a processional and then “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be sung. This is followed by the “march off” at 9:45 in the area of the Boothbay Harbor Town Hall and the Commentary by the Rev. Sarah Folger in front of the library flag pole next to the used book store. Speakers will be from the Close Up program. Youth flag coloring awards will be given.

To help prepare the grounds for the service, Post members will meet at Vernon Cemetery on Friday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m.to place American flags on the graves of almost 500 veterans who are buried there.

Maggie May, valedictorian of the 2017 class of Wallace High School, will be this year’s guest speaker.

Should the weather prohibit meeting outdoors, the ceremony will be held at the Chickasha Elk’s Lodge #2125 at 1818 W. Country Club Road. A potluck will follow in the community center.

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