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Cities, villages honor war dead on Memorial Day

The Gobles Memorial Day Parade, held Monday, May 27, saw many different people and organizations participate. Among those were Gobles area veterans, who displayed the Colors, and the Gobles High School Band. Following the parade, a ceremony was held at Gobles City Park.
Courier-Leader photos/ Paul Garrod
A Memorial Day Parade was held Monday morning, May 27, at Mattawan. Following the parade, a ceremony was held at Mattawan Memorial Park, downtown.
Courier-Leader photo/ Paul Garrod
The Village of Lawton cancelled its Memorial Day Parade due to inclement weather. However, a ceremony did take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lawton, with members of the Lawton American Legion taking part.
Photos courtesy/ Lisa Shanley

The 104th annual Paw Paw Memorial Day Program which followed the Memorial Day Parade, was held Monday, May 27, at Maple City Veterans’ Park. Despite a rain mist in the air and temperatures in the upper 50s, the event was well attended. This year’s Parade Marshals were Phil and Ruth Coulson. Paw Paw High School students took part in this year’s program, with the high school band providing the National Anthem, while PPHS graduates, Billy Webster, Aliya Leavett, Carley Hostetler, and Kendrick Brown, each had a part in the program. Ted Major was recognized as a World War II veteran. Many wreaths were placed by different individuals and organizations, to honor those who fought and died in the many different wars.

Courier-Leader photos/ Paul Garrod

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