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Veterans to be remembered at Memorial Day service

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By Jenny Hartley

Lancaster County residents will be able to honor veterans during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Lancaster Memorial Park on Sunday.

The ceremony, in its 17th year, begins at 3 p.m. with the posting of colors by the Lancaster Marine Corps League. The national anthem will be played, and Carl Parker, chaplain for American Legion Post 31, will give the invocation.

The program will recognize four Gold Star mothers this year. Gold Star mothers have lost children to war.

The names of the 197 Lancaster County veterans who have died since last year's program will be read during the ceremony. "Taps" will be played by Gene Wallace of the S.C. State Guard.

Anyone who may have difficulty standing for a length of time is advised to bring a lawn chair.

The program is coordinated by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. Supporting organizations are American Legion Post 31, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5936, the groups' auxiliaries, the Lancaster Marine Corps League, the county Veterans Affairs office and Lancaster Memorial Park.

For details, call 283-2469.