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Memorial Day service Monday in Decatur

Herald & Review - 5/24/2024

May 24—DECATUR — Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 27, with a ceremony at Graceland Cemetery in Decatur.

It will be held at 11 a.m. at the Korean War Memorial. Hosted by the Macon County Veterans Assistance Commission, the featured speaker will be Navy veteran Greg Sullivan.

Traditionally, there would be another ceremony in Fairview Park. Organizers opted to join forces and host a single Memorial Day ceremony this year.

The abundance of emerging cicadas is being blamed for the cancelation of the annual ceremony at Mount Gilead Cemetery, organizers said.

Graceland Cemetery is once again hosting its Avenue of Flags. The flags were donated or purchased by local veterans' families to be displayed. Along with the flag, a metal dog tag is engraved with the veteran's name, year of birth and death, and the military branch and is attached to the pole.

An Avenue of Flags ceremony is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Korean War Memorial.

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