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Two Memorial Day services at 10 a.m.
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Two Memorial Day services are planned for Newton County.

At 10 a.m., American Legion Post 32 will honor local military personnel with an observance downtown on the square. Former state Sen. John Douglas of Social Circle will be the keynote speaker. The post will also place a wreath at the war memorial on the square.

Also at 10 a.m., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2938 will assemble at Lawnwood Cemetery to put flags on the final resting places of local veterans.

Michael French, post commander, will give a speech following the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance to give tribute to the U.S. military.

"I will be reading part of an editorial written by Richard L. Eubanks - the commander-in-chief of the VFW - and elaborating on it," French said. "It says right there [in the editorial] what Memorial Day really is about."