Two events honor fallen this Memorial Day weekend

Auxiliary members of the Matthew J. Broehm VFW Post 12128 conduct a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day weekend 2016.

Photo by Wendy Howell.

Auxiliary members of the Matthew J. Broehm VFW Post 12128 conduct a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day weekend 2016.

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VFW members participate in the 2016 Memorial Day wreath laying.

Williams residents and visitors have several opportunities to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend with a community celebration and memorial service.

The Matthew J. Broehm VFW Post 12128 and the America Legion Cordova Post 13 are hosting a wreath laying and a flag ceremony with rifle squad at Monument Park Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m.

The following day, May 29 – Memorial Day, the American Legion Cordova Post 13 is putting on a memorial service at the Williams cemetery at 11 a.m.

“There will be several speakers including Perico Avila’s son, Federico, at the ceremony,” said organizer Rodger Ely referring to the long-time Legion member who passed away last year. The ceremony will take place at the cross of the Unknown Soldier at the Williams Cemetery.

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