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The City of McKenzie and the Town of Huntingdon announced that their traditional Memorial Day events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A representative for McKenzie said in a statement, …
The City of McKenzie and the Town of Huntingdon announced that their traditional Memorial Day events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A representative for McKenzie said in a statement, “I hope that even though we are not able to come together as a group, that we can set aside time to reflect the true meaning of the day. Let us be mindful of the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt: ‘Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.’ Let us never forget!”
A statement issued by Huntingdon City Hall said, “We do not want to let this occasion pass without recognizing how much this day means to us. Our community should always honor and give thanks for all veterans who have sacrificed their lives each and everyday to protect America and our freedom. Although we may not be able to have a gathering of friends and family, please remember those who faithfully served and honor those who remain and those still serving.”
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25.
American Legion to Place Flags at Veterans’ Graves
American Legion Post 37 will place flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. The Post members and interested citizens should meet at 8 a.m. at Mt Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie, on Sunday, May 24. American Legion Post 37 will provide the flags.
Community support for this effort would be greatly appreciated.
Dana Deem, Commander, Post 37.