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Chesterfield to honor vets during Memorial Day ceremony

Updated: May. 22, 2021 at 4:50 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield’s historical society is hosting a free Memorial Day ceremony to honor veterans in the community.

The event is slated for Monday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at the historic Chesterfield courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road.

There will be a tribute honoring Sgt. Joseph Albert Owens and a plaque will be placed on the Chesterfield County Veterans Memorial Wall.

Owens was killed in the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. He is buried at Salem Baptist Church in North Chesterfield.

For more information about the event, visit this website.

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