Memorial Day to be held — but in different way this year

OSMOND — Many of the annual events in Osmond have been affected this year because of COVID-19 — church dinners, pancake feeds and Easter egg hunt all canceled, and school children learning from home, with prom and graduation postponed.

The annual Memorial Day program, normally held in the Osmond Community School gym under the auspices of American Legion Post 326, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7838 and their auxiliaries, has also been affected but will still be held — just in a different way.

According to Legion Commander Dave Hamm, there will be no speaker and no program; however, the local cemeteries will still be decorated and there will be a mock cemetery on the east side of the school grounds.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, “Taps” will be played and a firing salute will be held, and Commander Hamm will place the wreath on the cross of the Unknown. Community members are invited to watch, and may stand by their cars, following the recommendations for safe distancing.

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