Members of area communities gathered Monday to recognize Memorial Day while honoring the nation's heroes.
Gathering at the Courthouse gazebo along Main Street in downtown Ridgway, Dr. Michael O'Brien, the superintendent of the Ridgway Area School District, was guest speaker. He shared his thoughts on the special day and also featured a pair of fifth-graders who relayed what freedom meant to them.
Ridgway Area High School held its graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.
A total of 92 students graduated from the RHS Class of 2012. Ryan Patrick McClelland was the class president and spoke about the friendships he began to develop in high school.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Memorial Day services commenced in downtown Johnsonburg Monday morning with the veteran's walk followed by services at the gazebo on the American Legion lawn.
The "Star Spangled Banner" was played by the Johnsonburg Area High School Band under the direction of Tom Pavlock.
An invocation was presented by Pastor Bob Johnson.
Johnsonburg Council Member Harriet Stahli welcomed the large crowd who gathered on hand to honor the fallen soldiers.