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General Patton Museum cancels annual Memorial Day Celebration


The General Patton Memorial Museum in Chiriaco Summit announced today that its annual Memorial Day ceremony will not take place this year due to coronavirus concerns.

The museum, which is closed in accordance with the state's emergency
health orders, has hosted a Memorial Day celebration for the last 31 years.

In the past, the celebration has featured WWII plane flyovers and a
live military band.

Instead, the museum this year will honor military personnel who died
in the line of duty with wreaths and tank displays only, according to Tom Freeman, the museum's master of ceremonies.

He said visitors will be able to see the tank displays from the
parking area at the facility, located at 62510 Chiriaco Rd.

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