Editorial: Keep focus on spirit of Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day weekend; and while many eyes will be focused on the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade and the race itself, it is vitally important that we not forget the meaning of the holiday.

This morning, American Legion posts in Edinburgh, Franklin and Greenwood will offer biscuits-and-gravy breakfasts. The suggested $5 donations will go to a transportation fund to help veterans get to appointments at the VA medical center in Indianapolis.

Later, there will be memorial services for local veterans at five Greenwood cemeteries. At each, there will a setting of a memorial wreath, a ceremonial rifle volley and the playing of taps. In Franklin today, volunteers will place flags on the graves of veterans at Greenlawn Cemetery.

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