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Memorial Day Celebrations Begin This Morning


Members of the American Legion, VFW and area Boy and Girl Scout groups gathered at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville this morning to honor all of those who have served as part of the area’s Memorial Day festivities. A Raising of the Flag ceremony took place at 7am followed by a brief tribute at the veteran’s plot. Following the program, participants were treated to a free breakfast at the VFW. In addition, an Avenue of Flags will be displayed at the cemetery from Friday morning until 3pm Tuesday June 1st.


The American Legion will visit area cemeteries at the following times Monday:
Liberty – 9:15am
Carlisle – 9:30am
Zion – 9:45am
Gullion – 10:00am
Indiana – 10:15am
Marysville – 10:30am
Hamilton – 10:45am
Bussey – 11:00am