Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial Day Services

Local news.

Lubbock City Offices Closed Memorial Day, Services to Be Held at City Cemetery

City of Lubbock offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29. Emergency services will continue without interruption.

Meanwhile, the City of Lubbock will honor more than 2,000 local soldiers who have died protecting our freedom with a service at the City Cemetery.

The Fifth Annual Memorial Day Service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the City of Lubbock Cemetery, 2011 East 31st Street. The ceremony will be held on the southwest corner of the property. The public is welcome, however seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The Nancy Anderson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Post 575, and the City of Lubbock Cemetery are co-sponsoring the event. City Council member Floyd Price will be the featured speaker. City Council member Phyllis Jones will provide welcoming remarks, and Ysidro Gutierrez, County Commissioner, will give the Invocation for this year's patriotic event.

American Legion Post 575 is providing small American flags that those attending can place on gravesites with Veterans Administration Memorials.

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