Memorial Day observances were held around the county this past weekend. American Legion and VFW posts, along with community volunteers, spearheaded the ceremonies of remembrance for those who have died in military service to our country.
The traditional service at Pleasant Hill Church in Grant Township, complete with Wallace Teagarden delivering Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, was held Sunday afternoon. Teagarden and Gina Coon Harrington, who also has lifelong ties to Pleasant Hill, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Other services were held Monday. In Scranton, the Greene County High School band provided music. It was one of band director Becky Greiner’s last gigs with the band. Her retirement will be effective after the Bell Tower Festival parade June 13.
In Churdan, member of Legion Post 198 placed a wreath and provided a gun salute.
The Town and Country Band performed patriotic music, including a setting of Gen McArthur’s salute to fighting men, Duty, Honor, Country. Jeff Lamoureux did the narration.
The Grand Junction fire department took over the task of posting and taking down the colors in the Avenue of Flags at the Junction Township Cemetery.