If you're near Matthews or Pineville this weekend, you'll have two chances to celebrate Memorial Day in a meaningful way.
Today, Pineville's Annual Memorial Weekend Tribute to Veterans begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Hut, at 413 Johnston Drive in Pineville.
The commemoration will include special recognitions and presentations, followed by a processional to the cemetery for closing remarks, a prayer and a 21-gun salute.
Light refreshments will be served at the Hut after the ceremony. For more information, call Pineville Town Hall at 704-889-2291.
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At 11 a.m. on Monday, Matthews American Legion Post 235 will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration at Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade St. in Matthews.
Members of a local high school JROTC unit will present the colors, and Matthews commissioner Nancy Moore will sing the national anthem.
The program will include a special POW/MIA ceremony and Operation Tribute to Freedom speaker Army Staff Sgt. Bradford Griffith.
For more information, call Peter McMurtrie, 704-814-4962.