The American Legion Johnson Post 382 Annual Memorial Day Program at the Hawley School and luncheon following was canceled due to Covid-19. “There are mixed feelings, but we understand why,we canceled the ceremony. It would be nice to have the ceremony as we feel it is a way of honoring those who have gone before us,” First Sargeant, Everett Nelson, one of forty-four legion members, expressed.
The program might have been canceled, but Memorial Day is NOT canceled. “We might have to do away with the speeches and gatherings for a while, but the day will still be memorialized. It is a day that we honor those who fought and served our country in times of war and peace. The flags will be out at the cemetery. The Memorial is still there. The graves are still there, of our Veterans who fought in the Civil War, World War I and II, and in every war this country has faced,” Vietnam Veteran, Jerome Ekre commented.
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