MONMOUTH – World War II veterans from Monmouth will be honored at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 29, in conjunction with special events all over the country on that day to coincide with the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Monmouth American Legion Post, the event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Monmouth Center monument.

There will be a reading of names honoring all World War II veterans from the town. Special certificates from national American Legion headquarters will be presented to all veterans. Surviving family members and the public are invited. Seating will be provided.

On Monday, May 31, the annual Memorial Day parades will be held starting with the North Monmouth parade at 9 a.m. That parade will start at the North Monmouth Community Church and proceed to the Honor Roll on Main Street. After the service the parade will march back to the church.

Following that parade, participants will gather at Cumston Hall for the Monmouth Center parade, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. That parade will follow the same schedule as in previous years at the Monmouth Center monument.

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