LAS CRUCES - Government offices will be closed Monday as our country recognizes Memorial Day, the day dedicated to honor our those who have died in service to our country. Members of the American Legion in Las Cruces are asking, why not take the whole weekend? Sunday, they took time out to honor the fallen with a wreath hanging ceremony. It was their 3rd annual wreath hanging ceremony. They invited the public to help them put flags on all the American military graves at Saint Joseph's Cemetery.
Lawrence Orbis of the American Legion says, "We never had anything done on Sunday and I thought it would be a proper thought to honor our military veterans to put a wreath on the cemetary gates and march in with the respective colors."
The American Legion will hold events in Las Cruces on Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Park and Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.