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060522 Flags in CemeteryPhoto by Chris Ewards

The Memorial Day holiday was celebrated across the county with the closure of businesses, and an extra day for many to spend with family, or to just relax. However, the federally recognized holiday, which was originally known as Decoration Day, observes those who served in the United States armed forces and died while serving.

Displays of rememberance were shared across the county to remind citizens of the true reason why the holiday is observed. Each year, the Woodville Rotary Club places flags on the graves of service veterans in Magnolia Cemetery (above).

On Monday morning, members of the Woodville VFW Post 2033 conducted a wreath ceremony in front of the Tyler County Courthouse (below photo). Pictures, left-to-right are: Vice Commander Michael King; Post Commander Barry Perkins; Sergeant-at-Arms Luther Rogers and Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette.

060522 Wreath CeremonyPhoto by Chris Ewards

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