Memorial Day

Monday, May 25

About 50 people gathered at the Petersburg Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.The proceedings began with an opening prayer, followed by the reciting of the National Anthem. There were readings from the Book of Psalms and Ephesians, and pastors from various congregations prayed for unity and the healing of the country and thanked those who lost their lives defending the United States of America.

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