May 23, 2002 11:00 pm

People can honor departed veterans in special services Monday in La Grande and at three cemeteries in Wallowa County.

The Union County Veterans Council will observe Memorial Day with a service at 11 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery.

Anyone who would like to help with the Avenue of the Flags project at Grandview can call Mike Rynearson, vice commander of the La Grande American Legion post, at 963-6001 or 963-5141.

Wallowa Lake Post 157 of the American Legion will conduct ceremonies at three cemeteries. The color guard and firing squad will assemble at the Legion Hall at 9:45 a.m. The ceremony will begin at Alder Slope Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., the Joseph Airport Cemetery at 11 a.m. and the Prairie Creek Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

The public is encouraged to attend. For information call Mike Teece at 432-6240.