Flags fly at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Houston. (File photo)

Area residents are invited to attend a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery.

The event is at 1 p.m. at 25350 Highway H, Waynesville.

The speaker is Walter Dixon, an Army veteran and former POW.

“Our cemeteries continue the grand tradition of honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” said Larry D. Kay, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, “I encourage everyone to attend a Memorial Day ceremony or participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. It’s the least we can do for these brave, gallant men and women.”

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