Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Just Like Everything, Memorial Day Scaled Back

Although Memorial Day is traditionally considered to be the beginning of the summer season with people off to the lake and enjoying barbecues, it's real meaning can be found at the national and local cemeteries.

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States.

Although unofficial, Kimball's COVID-19 Memorial Day 2020 will be a very quick and simple ceremony.

The local VFW will have an honor guard, folding of the flag, a prayer and a 21-gun salute. Anyone attending is asked to stay in your vehicle at the ceme...