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A marker dedication is planned for veteran, Sgt. James Akers, who was killed at Gettysburg.

Hastings residents will remember, honor those who served the country

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A new cemetery marker for a Hastings man who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War will serve as the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend in Hastings. The annual Memorial Day observance is set for Monday, May 27.

The marker dedication for Sgt. James Akers will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Oakwood Cemetery (located on Featherstone Drive near General Sieben Drive).

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