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Lloyd C. Hill Post 28 American Legion Cmdr. John Freida and Patricia Avila read the names of all of the Greenlee County residents who served and gave their lives at a 2021 Memorial Day service.

Is it time to lock and load? For the American Legion Post 28 that expression has nothing to do with weapons except maybe when Legionnaires fire rifles as members of the Post's Honor Guard.

This time around the expression involves being prepared for the upcoming Memorial Day on Monday. The Color Guard and other Legionnaires will be holding a ceremony on Memorial Day at Clifton's Veterans Park. It begins at 10 a.m. and the public is invited — actually urged — to attend the ceremony.

Honor Guard

The Color Guard of the Post 28 fires rifles as part of an event at Clifton's Veterans Park. From left are John Freida, Robert Jackson, Bill Carlso and Steve Guzzo. The guard is often called upon for various community events such as veterans' funerals, Morenci High School football games and more.

Veterans Park in Clifton

White crosses dot the landscape at Clifton's Veterans park. American Legion Post 28 places the crosses in honor of military veterans who have since gone to the great beyond. The crosses are posted on Memorial Day and in November on Veterans Day.

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