In honor and remembrance of all America's war dead, veterans groups will participate in Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.
The American Legion Post 20, of Kenai, will present the Avenue of Flags at the Kenai Cemetery at 11 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Leif Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai.
During the event, the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and the Young Marines will display the 50 flags of the United States, The Kenai National Guard will render a rifle salute, the Third Wing of the U.S. Air Force from Elmendorf Air Force Base will perform a fly-by, and balloons will be released in celebration of Memorial Day.
The guest speaker for the event will be Kenai Mayor John Williams.
The ceremony is open to the public.
The American Legion Post 20, of Kenai, and the Amvets Post 4, of Soldotna, will host open house activities at each post after the ceremony.
Monday is considered a state and federal holiday. Public offices that will close in observance of the day include:
n Kenai Peninsula Borough Building; It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday;
n Kenai Court House; It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday;
n Kenai City Hall will be closed; It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday;
n Soldotna City Hall; It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday;
n Kenai Post Office; It will reopen at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday;
n Soldotna Post Office; It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday;
Holiday Express Mail Delivery will be available at both post offices;
n Department of Motor Vehicles: It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday;
n Kenai Community Library: It will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday;
n Soldotna Library: It will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday;
n All banks will be closed and will reopen at various times Tuesday morning.
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