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Watch virtual Memorial Day 10 am on Facebook

Memorial Day 2019 at Town Hall. Photo by Cornelius Today

May 25. You can join the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 to honor our nation’s servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

The Town of Cornelius  will post a prerecorded ceremony Memorial Day Observance  on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CorneliusPARC/ at 10 Monday, May 25. You can view then or later.

With shelter-in-place and social distancing protocols, this ceremony, which is traditionally held at the Cornelius Veteran’s Monument at Rotary Plaza, is transitioning to a virtual program for 2020.

The Cornelius program will be led by:

Master of Ceremonies – Commander Gene McKinney, American Legion Post 86

Welcome – Mayor Woody Washam

Keynote Speaker – Lt. Col. Shawn Cowley, Deputy Director CMS JROTC

Invocation and Closing Prayer – Pastor David Judge, First Baptist Church of Cornelius

The event will also include:

* POW/MIA Empty Chair and Wreath of Remembrance ceremonies

* Patriotic music by Tony Bailey

* 21-gun salute