Memorial Day services limited

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It’s been a long standing tradition in virtually every community to hold a Memorial Day service on Monday. Due to COVID-19 gathering regulations, most will not be held.

A service with in-vehicle attendance will be held at the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan Monday at 9:30 am.

Organizers in other communities (including Scranton, Dillavou, Rippey, Jefferson and Franklin Township) expressed their sorrow and disappointment at cancelling the services but all agreed it is more important to maintain the health of the community.

It is hoped the weather will allow the Avenue of Flags to be erected in the cemeteries around the county. These displays showcase pride in the community as well as respect for those who served our country. Wet and windy weather wreaks havoc on the flags and poles and if the forecast for the weekend indicates stormy weather, organizers may delay or cancel the flag display.

Hopefully 2021 will bring a renewed appreciation for the volunteers and those who organize the services that salute the brave men and women of our country.  ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

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