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Gallery: Memorial Day ceremonies resume at local cemeteries

May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Vietnam Veteran Richard Leyda holds his hat on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Joe Hardin, right, of the VFW talks with George Kristoff, left, of the VFW, on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: George Kristoff, of the VFW, waits for the ceremony to begin on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Veterans, family members of veterans, and community members wait for the the ceremony to begin on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Opera singer Daniel Narducci sang the National Anthem and God Bless America on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Former Monroe County veterans service officer John Tilford, who served in the Marines, tells stories about veterans on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Gary Black, of the American Legion, on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Josh Young, center, and Eli Wetzel, of Boy Scouts Troop 100, practice raising the flag on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. There was no ceremony at Rose Hill last year due to the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Veterans listen to speakers on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18 commander Richard Dunbar speaks on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: The wreath is placed at the Civil War Memorial on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Taps are played on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: The wreath is placed at the Civil War Memorial on Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: The Honor Guard on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: After the gun salute taps are played on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 31, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Veteran Dick Sanders pints a red poppy on former Monroe County veterans service officer John Tilford, who served in the Marines, tells stories about veterans on Memorial Day at Valhalla Memory Gardens. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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