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Fountain plans virtual Memorial Day ceremony


Last updated 5/20/2020 at 12:19pm

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A crowd gathers in Mayor's Park in Fountain for the 2018 Memorial Day ceremony. This year's program will be available online for people to view from home. The park and Veterans Memorial will be open for people to visit, but there is no in-person ceremony.

The city of Fountain has changed its usual plans for Memorial Day this year, but there will be different ways to participate - both in person and online.

In the past, Memorial Day events consisted of a ceremony at the Veteran's Wall at Mayor's Park. The event typically is well attended, but with COVID-19 organizers wanted to come up with an alternative that would still allow people to gather at the park but not in large numbers.

Local veteran Jerry Bryant will lower the flag to half-staff and lay a wreath at the wall on Monday morning. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so througho...

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