Dozens turn out for Memorial Day ceremony in Graham

GRAHAM, N.C. — Over a hundred people were at the Alamance County War Memorial in Graham to celebrate Memorial Day. For Lynn Justice, he took time to remember a family friend that died in Vietnam.

“You think about it, during the Vietnam era, they were drafted,” he said. “They did it with honor and dignity.”

The ceremony also honored the veterans who died during the past year.

Mona Atkinson and her family were in the crowd to hear her husband’s name, Delmer Dee Atkinson, read aloud. Atkinson was an Army veteran. The day was also special for Atkinson’s grandson George Spivey.

“It represents all the families that come here, the fallen soldiers that died,” he said.

In Alamance County over 250 veterans died this past year. Their names were read aloud during the Memorial Day ceremony.

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