Memorial Day events in Greenfield, Fortville focus on ultimate sacrifices


Matt McKee (in back) stands with Jacob Riegle (from left), Lance McKee and Gavin Atwood during the Pledge of Allegiance at the 56th annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27, 2013, at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

HANCOCK COUNTY — Memorial Day is a national holiday created to honor the country’s war dead, and organizers of two local events are hoping to rekindle appreciation, remembrance and patriotism with ceremonies on Monday.

VFW posts, American Legion posts and their respective auxiliaries will begin their Memorial Day events at 11 a.m. in Park Cemetery in Greenfield, with speakers, laying of wreaths and more. At the same time at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville, veterans will lead a short ceremony as well.

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