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Pleasanton Weekly

- May 25, 2012

Scouts placing flags on graves for Memorial Day

Ceremony taking place Monday near Senior Center

by Jeb Bing

Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, with the observance again this year on the open grounds next to the Pleasanton Senior Center.

Hosted by the American Legion Pleasanton Post 237 with the assistance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pleasanton Post 6298, this year's event will include patriotic music by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band and Memorial Day speeches and remembrances by community leaders.

Tomorrow morning, as the Memorial Day weekend begins, Pleasanton Scouts will place special bronze grave markers with flags on veteran graves in the city's Pioneer cemetery and at the adjacent St. Augustine Catholic cemetery.

Joe Steiber, commander of the Pleasanton American Legion post, will serve as master of ceremonies for the Memorial Day event.