2019 Memorial Day Ceremony in Oregon

Members of VFW Post 10272 Dan Cobb, Jim Nettesheim, Ken Anderson and Wayne Hook stand at attention during the Oregon Memorial Day ceremony in 2019 in the rain as Taps plays in the distance.

Traditional Memorial Day ceremonies held in Brooklyn, Oregon and Fitchburg by the Brooklyn-Oregon VFW Post 10272 honor guard have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar Larson of Post 10272 said a group members and volunteers would still be placing American flags on veterans’ graves in area cemeteries, which is set for the morning of Saturday, May 16.

Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.