To the editor:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Joseph G. Rose Post 7635, American Legion Manuel M. Lopes Post 240 and our respective auxiliaries regretfully announce that this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Hills Ferry cemetery has been canceled due to the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The ice cream social that normally follows has been canceled as well. Even though we cannot be together on this Memorial Day, we should all take time to remember the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to this great country.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe, stay healthy and God Bless!