Wreaths are placed on a rack at last year’s King City Memorial Day ceremony. (Contributed Photo)

KING CITY — Fort Hunter Liggett is taking the helm of the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the King City Cemetery.

Instead of a public gathering, the army base will be conducting a Facebook Live Wreath Laying Ceremony broadcast to honor those fallen warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.

The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 25, at 1 p.m. The video will be made available after the ceremony on the Fort Hunter Liggett YouTube and Defense Visual Information Distribution Service platforms, as well as its Facebook page.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the King City VFW Post 6747 will not be conducting the ceremony, but they will be placing flags and the wreath rack at the cemetery entrance from 7 to 9 a.m.

The public is invited to place a wreath to honor a loved one on the wreath rack from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., but must adhere to the CDC guidelines for social distancing and the wearing of face masks.

The Fort Hunter Liggett Garrison Commander will be the keynote speaker and the Garrison Chaplain will conduct the invocation. A wreath on behalf the Fort Hunter Liggett community will be presented during the event. King City Mayor Mike LeBarre will make opening remarks.

This is a no-participation event due to the Covid-19 environment. Only Fort Hunter Liggett soldiers and staff should be at the cemetery.

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