Western NC events honor the fallen, those in service on Memorial Day

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A number of local events will honor U.S. military men and women and remember those who died in service to their country over Memorial Day weekend. Some previously planned events have been cancelled:

The Asheville High School Marine Corps JROTC from left: junior Zhoe Walsh, 17, sophomore Nathan Parker, 16, senior Matthew Young, 19, and Andrea Kusz, 17, present the colors during the Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Ceremony at Pack Square Park on Monday, May 30, 2016.

• Buncombe County: The Memorial Day observance at Weaverville’s Lake Louise Park is canceled.

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs canceled its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony due to rain. The event had been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday on the Roger McGuire Green stage in Pack Square Park.

Eugene Ipox and Jim Seacord of the Western North Carolina Submarine Veterans served as color guards for Marshall’s Memorial Day observance in 2017.

• Henderson County: A Memorial Day ceremony honoring past veterans and current military members will be at 11 a.m. May 28 at Forest Lawn Cemetery Park, 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville.

The annual Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Ceremony honored fallen veterans at Pack Square Park on Monday, May 30, 2016.

• Polk County: The 10th annual Memorial Day Singing for the Soldiers will be at 6 p.m. May 28 at the Columbus Veterans Park downtown behind the Polk County Courthouse at the intersection of Ward and Gibson streets in Columbus. The annual event, with food for sale and admission by donation, helps raise money to send care packages to troops overseas. The concert will feature The Brazells, Colt Creek Bluegrass, Brian Birchfield and Turning Point. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Columbus Fire Department.

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