A subdued Memorial Day celebration

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The crowds were smaller  at Memorial Day events, but area residents still honored those who have died in wars.

The only formal ceremony was at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, where the Richmond AmVets post provided an abbreviated ceremony with an honor guard, a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps.”

About 100 people attended.

In Wellman, the Charles Polton American Legion Post 427 held a brief ceremony at the Wellman cemetery with a salute and “Taps.”

In Riverside, the local VFW post posted flags on the graves of veterans buried in the city cemetery. The ceremony was not held, due to the desire to protect older residents from the coronavirus.

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