The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

Local veteran groups to host Memorial Day services


The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars have memorial services planned for Memorial Day in the Platte Valley.

The VFW Post 6125 is having their services at 10 a.m., Monday at the Grand Encampment Cemetery.

The American Legion Post 54 is holding services at 11 a.m., Monday at the Valley Chapel at the Saratoga Cemetery.

The Avenue of Flags will be on display at the Encampment cemetery beginning Friday.

Volunteers with the American Legion and VFW decorate the graves of veterans with the American Flag in recognition of their military service.

Memorial Day is traditionally a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The day was originated after the American Civil War and was formerly called Decoration Day, which commemorated the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

By the 20th century Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

For more information about the American Legion, contact the post home at 307-326-9600. For more information about the VFW, contact Bob Herring at 307-327-5215.


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