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Local veterans service organizations will present a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 at the City Park bridge, followed by an additional ceremony at Highland Cemetery.
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is observed the last Monday of May. It commemorates U.S. men and women who died during military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War, the federal holiday was expanded after World War I to include the United States’ casualties of any war or military action.