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Retired Decatur teacher to lead Memorial Day observances again


Retired Decatur teacher to lead Memorial Day observances again

Memorial Day Chris Billingsley

The Decatur Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Chris Billingsley.

Retired Decatur High School social studies teacher Chris Billingsley is heading up Memorial Day observances in Decatur.

Last year, Billingsley and others stood in the rain at Decatur Cemetery, paying tribute to veterans buried there.

Billingsley told Decaturish that the City of Decatur has approved three Memorial Day activities, including one this evening.

He sent us the details:

If you would like to help place flags and/or flowers on the graves or memorials in the Decatur Cemetery for those who were killed while serving in the military as part of your Memorial Day Weekend activities, please contact Chris Billingsley. You can also show up for any of the following:

6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21
Place flags on graves. Meet at the Veteran’s Rock in the new cemetery (enter Church St. gate and go to area above pond).

6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24
Place Flowers On Graves. Meet at Veterans’s Rock.

5:00 p.m., Monday, May 25
Brief Remembrance Ceremony. Afterwards volunteers will pick up all flags and flowers from graves.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.