Memorial Day observances, flag retirement set

Crossett Mayor Crystal Marshall issued a proclamation on May 22 for the American Legion Auxiliary declaring that day as Poppy Day and encouraging residents to wear poppies in remembrance of America’s war dead during the month of May. The Auxiliary will be distributing memorial poppies in Crossett on Friday and Saturday. (AMANDA ELLIS/News Observer)

The Ashley County community is preparing to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country with Memorial Day celebrations on Monday.

The county’s annual wreath laying ceremony which will be at the Veterans’ Memorial Wall in front of the County Courthouse at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29.

Ashley County Veterans Service Officer Cheryl Bailey said in addition to a guest speaker, the ceremony will include the laying of the wreath, the national anthem will be performed for the crowd, and refreshments will be available. 

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