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Area Memorial Day observances

Some area Memorial Day observances:

The National Association For Black Veterans at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cove Haven Cemetery, in the 900 block of Whitney Avenue near the intersection with Ash Avenue in Lexington, will honor fallen service members buried in the cemetery. Bryan Station ROTC Cadets will help NABVETS place over 400 flags on the graves of military veterans. Cove Haven Cemetery was formerly known as Greenwood Cemetery, and more than 400 veterans are known to be buried there.

Lexington Cemetery, 833 West Main Street in Lexington, will hold its annual service at 11 a.m. including the presentation of the colors, the playing of Taps, and a three-volley salute. Participants include the members of American Legion Man O' War Post No. 8 and its Ladies Auxiliary. The featured speaker will be retired Lt. General Robert G. Yerks.

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial will be dedicated at 2 p.m. at Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen and Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini will join hundreds of current and former citizen soldiers and airmen, friends and relatives.

Camp Nelson National Cemetery, off U.S. 27 south of Nicholasville, will host a ceremony at 11 a.m.

Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 West Highway 80, 10 miles west of Somerset in Nancy, will host a ceremony at 11 a.m.

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