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Niagara Lions and Lioness plan Memorial Day ceremony

Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:15 pm

The Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Witmer Road Cemetery, located on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.

The ceremony will include the placing of a memorial wreath next to the cemetery's monument by the presidents of the Lions and Lioness clubs. Boy Scouts from Troop 841 will conduct the flag ceremony. The color guard will be provided by the Conrad F. Kania Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Marine Corps League will also perform a live gun salute and the playing of Taps to honor all who gave their lives in service of the country.

Pastor Ron Maines of Forestview Church of God will offer opening and closing prayers. Speakers will include Peter Fatouros, a Korean War veteran and resident of the Town of Niagara, and Charles Teixeira, councilman for the town. Lion Michael Hoplight will be the master of ceremony.

Residents are welcomed to join the clubs in honoring and remembering all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, in service to the United States of America. Any questions can be directed to Lion Angelo Onevelo during the day at 716-628-0244.


Brownie Scouts conduct the flag ceremony during the 2014 Memorial Day ceremony.

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