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Memorial Day is Monday
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Hinesville American Legion Post 168 will host a formal observance of Memorial Day on Monday.
The annual observance will start at 11 a.m. Organizers are asking that the audience be seated by 10:30. Patriotic music also starts at 10:30.
Previously called Decoration Day, the salute to the nation's military, especially those killed during war, has been observed since 1868.
The post's home is on Highway 84 West in Hinesville. The public is welcome. The speaker will be Col. Todd Buchs, garrison commander of Fort Stewart.

Fort Morris
Fort Morris State Historic Site will mark Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday with military and civilian life demonstrations from the Revolutionary War era.
Picnickers are welcome. Fort Morris is seven miles east of I-95's Midway exit. Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors (62 and older), $1.75 for youth (6-18), younger children 5 are free. On Monday all active duty military and their families  will be admitted free.
For more information, call or email at 884-5999 or

Fort McAllister includes

RICHMOND HILL -- Fort McAllister State Historic Park will present "The History of Landmines to the Present" lectures on Saturday as part of its Memorial Day observance.
Guest speaker Jack Imber is an unexploded ordnance technician who locates, identifies and destroys explosives with his specialty being landmines around the world.
The instructor of mine risk education under the International Mine Action Standards will speak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in conjunction with the fort's other programs, which include musket and cannon firing demonstrations.
The park is near the end of Georgia Spur 144 east of Richmond Hill. Admission is $2-4. Saturday, however, military families get in free. For more information, call 727-2339.
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