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Memorial Day Ceremony at courthouse

Community members gathered at the Madison County Courthouse, Monday morning, as representatives of local military organizations led a ceremony, paying tribute to their fallen comrades, whose sacrifices paved the way for American freedoms.

The American Legion Post 416 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5896, both of Farmington, along with the Farmington High School U.S. Air Force JROTC Color Guard and bugler led the day’s ceremonies with several observance stops at area cemeteries, as well as the Madison and St. Francois County courthouses, May 28.

The route began at 6:45 a.m., at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Ste. Genevieve Ave. in Farmington and concluded at 1 p.m, at the VFW post on Karsch Blvd. in Farmington. The fstops at cemeteries (in St. Francois and Madison Counties) on the observance route included: Lutheran, Hill View Memorial Garden, Copenhagen, William Murphy, Knights of Pythius, New Calvary, Masonic (on S. Henry St.), Old Calvary, Libertyville, Knob Lick, Pendleton, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF, Doe Run), Alexander, Park View, Three Rivers, and Masonic (Colony Church Rd.).

The local Memorial Day Ceremony includes a 21-gun salute and the presentation of the American and Missouri flags.

The local Memorial Day Ceremony includes a 21-gun salute and the presentation of the American and Missouri flags.

The Farmington High School U.S. Air Force JROTC Color Guard bugler plays

The Farmington High School U.S. Air Force JROTC Color Guard bugler plays “Taps” to conclude the ceremony.

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