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Memorial Day service planned

News Staff Report

VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 are holding a Memorial Day observance Monday, May 28.
VFW Commander Billy Gates and American Legion Commander Billy Elder will begin the service with opening remarks.
Alabama Representative Alan Baker is scheduled to read the Memorial Day proclamation. Keynote speaker will be Bobby Davis, ALARNG.
The observance always includes the Placing of the Wreath, Memorial Roll Call, a gun salute and the playing of Taps.
“We should all remember the true purpose of Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice!” Gates said. “Like so many other honor days, Memorial Day has become commercialized.”
The observance will begin at 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall.