Although Saturday ended up a hot, sunny, muggy day, it started out raining and a little cold. That didn’t stop members of the Masury-Brookfield Women’s Club, Brookfield Fire Department, Brookfield Road Department and other volunteers from decorating veteran’s graves in preparation for the township’s Memorial Day observance at Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Each veteran’s grave was marked with a medallion and a flag.

The observance will be held May 27, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. Any veteran or community group wishing to participate in the parade may do so. Line up at 9:30 a.m. at the site of the former Brookfield Middle School on Grove Street. The parade will proceed wast on Grove to Route7, and then south to the cemetery.

A service in the cemetery will follow the parade The featured speaker will be James Cardamon of Hermitage, who guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Solder in Arlington, Va. He served six years in the army and rose to the rank of sergeant.

The service at the veterans’ memorial at the east end of the cemetery also will include a reading of veterans who died in the past year, the laying of a wreath by Brookfield Township Fireman’s Auxiliary and music by the Brookfield High School band.

The auxiliary will host a community lunch following the service at the township social hall at 774 Route 7.