Ralph Andrews hangs patriotic banners from a light pole at Columbus Park Crossing on Thursday afternoon. Andrews, who does maintenance work for the shopping center, hung double banners from nearly 40 poles there. This set of banners is hung before Memorial Day, waves through Flag Day and comes down after the Fourth of July.
Communities in the Chattahoochee Valley are gearing up for Memorial Day ceremonies and services. Just a few of the scheduled events include observances at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 9 a.m. Monday at Fort Benning’s Main Post Cemetery, and 10 a.m. Monday at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus.
The annual Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Day Fly-in is also this weekend. To read more about it, go to page A7 of today's print edition.