Another time-honored tradition in Metter has fallen victim to the social distancing policies that are being enacted across the country due to COVID-19.

Every year, at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, the Courthouse lawn fills with 150-plus local citizens who pause in their long weekend holiday to remember those who gave their lives in service. 

This year, that ceremony cannot take place. But that does not mean that the community’s heroes will not be honored.

At 11 a.m. on Monday, members of the American Legion Post 108 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5893 will gather for the laying of the wreath at the Service Memorial on the Courthouse lawn.

 “We will have no formal ceremony, due to health restrictions,” said American Legion’s Tim Wood. “But we will not forget those who gave their lives and will honor them on Monday.”

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