Virus curtails Memorial Day observances
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COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have forced the curtailment of many Memorial Day observances around the county.
American Legion Post 172 of Mount Ayr will erect the traditional Avenue of Flags in Rose Hill Cemetery, but no public services are planned.
American Legion Post 395 in Diagonal has canceled their observances in local cemeteries, but flags will be erected as usual.
Woodside Post 97 of the American Legion will hold its Memorial Day Service at the Clearfield Cemetery – weather permitting – Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. near the gravesite of Fred Siverly.
Rev. Al Rusk, Legion chaplain, will officiate.
All those attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs, follow social distancing guidelines, and remain in/at their chairs for the service.
In the event of rain, the service will be canceled.
Due to social distancing guidelines, the Legion will not be putting up the Avenue of Flags nor decorating veteran’s graves this year.
Volunteers are invited to gather at the Redding Legion building to help erect flags at the Redding Cemetery 6 p.m. Friday, May 22. Help is also needed to take down the flags Monday, May 25 at 6 p.m.