The Clewiston News

Memorial Day Services

ORTONA — Memorial Day Services will be held on Monday, May 29, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion at the Ortona Cemetery, sponsored by Moore Haven America Legion Post 299. The featured speaker will be Army Veteran Joe Mansfield, who is the Commander of American Veterans Post 2001 at Buckhead Ridge and also the Chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9528 at Buckhead Ridge. Quilts of Valor will be presented by Gail Williams, the President of the Auxiliary of Moore Haven American Legion Post 299. There are over 250 American Heroes buried in the Ortona Cemetery; American Flags are placed on all the graves by Palmdale Baptist Church.