For some, Memorial Day Weekend is a kickoff to summer fun. The American Legion used their holiday weekend to remind us that this holiday is about honoring our fallen soldiers and current military veterans. On Friday, May 22, the Legion placed crosses and American flags on the graves of the loyal people who served our country at the cemeteries in Ione and Metaline Falls. The ended the holiday weekend on Sunday, May 24, with a 21-gun salute by firing off World War II firearms at the Riverside Cemetery in Ione, Metaline Cemetery, and off the bridge entering the town of Metaline Falls. Traffic on the bridge was halted by the Metaline Falls Station Border Patrol. After the gun salute, the Legion hosted a potluck lunch for everyone who participated and came to view the ceremony. The American Legion hosts weekly dinners on Mondays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m., where everyone is welcome! Donations are accepted.