The local scout pack troop presents the colors during last year’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

The 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at MM 81.5 will go virtual on May 25 at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will include an introductory presentation and invocation by Pastor Bob Pavey of the Matecumbe United Methodist Church. There will also be a presentation of colors and a message by Islamorada Village Mayor Mike Forster. 

There will also be presentations by the American Legion Post 145 and the Daughters of the American Revolution and placement of the Memorial wreath sponsored by Centennial Bank.

The National Anthem and “God Bless the USA” will be sung by country western recording artist Dan Furmanik. A special presentation and benediction will be done by Pastor Emeritus Tony Hammon of Island Community Church.

Viewing of the pre-recorded ceremony will be available beginning at 9 a.m. online via Matecumbe Historical Trust Facebook, on Youtube as “Islamorada Memorial Day Service 2020 by Matecumbe Historical Trust” and on the official village of Islamorada website.

The Matecumbe Historical Trust wishes to thank everyone for their assistance in pre-recording the 2020 Memorial Day Service, and especially Hammon for his expertise in preparing this presentation so everyone may remember and share in the solemnity of this Memorial Day together. We invite you to pay your respects on Memorial Day via the “National Moment of Remembrance,” a minute of silence at 3 p.m. observed by people everywhere, as established by the government in December 2000.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

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