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Memorial Day observances set
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Flags line the walkway to the Richmond Hill Veterans Memorial in J.F. Gregory Park in anticipation of Monday's Memorial Day observance. - photo by Ted O'Neil

Richmond Hill and Pembroke will both mark Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Monday.

Pembroke’s observance, sponsored by American Legion Post 164, will take place downtown near Heritage Bank and will include the placement of three new flags in honor of area servicemen. To be honored this year are: Wallace H. Wiggins Sr., a Marine who served in the Korean War; Jim Sullivan Sr., an Army veteran from WWII; and Merrill E. Bacon, who served in the Coast Guard during WWII.

After the service, flags will be placed on veteran’s graves at the city cemetery.

Richmond Hill’s observance also begins at 11 a.m. and will be held in J.F. Gregory Park. It will feature a 21-gun salute, posting of the colors and the laying of a wreath. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Cameron Weathers of the 3rd ID at Ft. Stewart.

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