Local observances for Memorial Day

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - There are several observances for Memorial Day weekend here in Cenla.

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Saturday, May 25
Flags placed on graves at Alexandria National Cemetery at 8 a.m.
(209 East Shamrock Street in Pineville)

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Program at the Alexandria National Cemetery (Pineville location) begins at at 9:45 a.m.
The observance will include music, guest speaker Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall, placing of wreaths by veteran service organizations, rifle salute and the playing of taps.

Moment of Remembrance: all Americans are asked to pause at 3 p.m. on Monday to take a moment to remember and honor the men and women who died in service to our country.

More information
Fort Polk held their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Warrior Memorial Park Thursday afternoon. Click HERE to watch.

The Louisiana National Guard and Gov. John Bel Edwards dedicated a memorial to Guardsmen who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country in an official ceremony at the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, May 21. Click HERE to read more.

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