CELINA-Clay County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted Monday, May 26th at 1 p.m. on the square here thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 18 and American Auxiliary Unit 18.
A display of crosses honoring late Clay County veterans was unveiled last week around the historic courthouse and will remain as the centerpiece of the ceremony.
A special pull-out directory of the names of those honored with crosses appeared in last week’s HORIZON and can also be viewed by here (Memorial Cross Names).
Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service and was officially first observed on May 30, 1868 when the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery were decorated, after being proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 5 of the same year.
Flags should be flown at half staff until 12 noon on Monday.
For more information, call 931-704-2550, 931-243-6404, or 931-243-4790.