The Lincoln County Historical Association will hold its 59th annual observance of Memorial Day beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the flag pole on the parade grounds of the 1761 Pownalborough Court House.

The Rev. Bruce Alexander of Dresden, assisted by George White’s Company, with camp followers and families, will lead the program in honor for our fallen soldiers.

After being called to order, those gathered will proceed up the woods road to the court house cemetery. There, veteran soldiers of three wars will be remembered through spoken words and the placing of lilac blooms and white pine tassels upon the graves. Everyone will then return to the flag pole for the raising of Colors to full staff in combination with a gun salute given by White’s Company and compatriots.

The public can stay on after conclusion of Memorial Day ceremonies to enjoy the grounds of the Pownalborough Court House.

To celebrate the beginning of a new summer season, the Court House will be open free to the public shortly after the ceremony. There’s a new roof and newly stuccoed chimney. The Lincoln County/Two Bridges Jail work crew restored 75 out of 80 12-pane window sashes and will replace clapboards. For more information visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org.

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