Abbreviated services set for Paw Paw Memorial Day

    PAW PAW - The 100th annual Memorial Day service sponsored by the American Legion, McGowan-Johnson Post 68, Paw Paw, will be held Monday, May 25, at noon, at Maple City Veterans Memorial Park, Paw Paw.
    In addition to the playing of the national anthem, the pledge of allegiance, and a prayer, a roll call, with the names of Paw Paw’s  “sons” killed in action, will be given.
    The service will conclude with a volley fire,  the playing of taps, and a closing prayer.
    Following the Paw Paw service, Paw Paw American Legion members will travel to local cemeteries and will offer a volley fire  and taps, honoring veterans and families buried at those cemeteries.
    Families discovering veterans’ graves that do not have a flag or veterans marker, are asked to contact Bob Adams at (269) 217-5765. At that time, they are asked to have the name of the cemetery, name of veteran and location in cemetery. Then, a flag will be placed.
    If there is no government marker on the grave, Adams  will assist in helping individuals file for one.
    Adams said, according to the United States Flag etiquette,  flags should be removed the day after Memorial Day. However,  the Paw Paw American Legion  will leave them on until after the Fourth of July, when they will be removed. If area residents would like to continue to have a flag fly on a veteran’s grave for the summer, a flag may be obtained from the township in which the cemetery is  maintained.

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