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VFW to host Memorial Day event Monday


The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at 9 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country. Attendees are asked to bring a mask and observe social distancing. There will be no refreshments.

Soon Wahkiakum Post 5297 will begin its Memorial Day Buddy Poppy drive. On Thursday, May 27, two members of the VFW Auxiliary will be at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse to collect donations. From Friday, May 28 through Friday, June 4, Buddy Poppy donation containers will be placed at local businesses. On Saturday and Sunday, they will have a manned booth at the Cathlamet Market for Buddy Poppy donations and information about the VFW. The public is asked to take time to donate to the VFW. Last year, due to COVID-19, they only received about half of donations normally made.


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