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  • George Hart American Legion Post 167 annual Memorial Day program will be at Sunset Lawn Cemetery starting at 10 a.m..
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  • Harrisburg
    George Hart American Legion Post 167 annual Memorial Day program will be at Sunset Lawn Cemetery starting at 10 a.m..
    Judge Walden Morris will be the guest speaker.
    In the event of inclement wehater the program will be at the Post Headquarters at 600 E. Logan St. in Harrisburg.
    In Eldorado the Memorial Day observance will be 11 a.m. in front of the Old City Hall.
    The Color Guard and Honor Guard will meet 10:45 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars to pick up flags, will assemble in front of the American Legion and march up Locust Street to the Old City Hall.
    Jerry Whitler is the master of ceremonies. At 11 a.m. the flag will be raised followed by Sarah Baldwin singing the national anthem, the Rev. Russell Helton of Calvary Baptist Church will give the invocation and wreaths will by placed by VFW, American Legion, VFW Men’s Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution commanders and auxiliary presidents.
    Jerry Whitler will read the names of the deceased veterans in the past year and Keith Brown will give the Memorial Day address.
    Greg Fry of the VFW Men’s Auxiliary will read a poem, Michelle Mitten of the Ladies Auxiliary will read a poem, the rifle salute will be fire and “Taps” will be played.
    Helton will give the benediction.
    The company will then visit Wolf Creek Cemetery where Helton will give the invocation, the VFW and American Legion will place wreaths, there will be a salute to fallen comrades, a moment of silence, “Taps,” benediction and lunch served at the Eldorado VFW.
    In case of rain the event will be held at the VFW Post No. 3479 in Eldorado.
    Carrier Mills
    For nearly 30 years the Carrier Mills Legion Post 364 has been honoring fallen veterans with their annual honor guard ceremony. This year, the ceremonies will start at 10 a.m. at the Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills, Ledford Cemetery in Ledford at 10:30 a.m., Lakeview Cemetery in Carrier Mills at 11 a.m. and the Carrier Mills Nursing Home at 11:30 a.m.
    The local Legion Post and all of the Legion Posts throughout our nation feel very strongly about this demonstration of their loyalty and duty to their fellow servicemen and women. The tradition of honoring our fellow citizens who have risked all; past, present and future, because of their unswerving belief in our way of life has sadly fallen out of favor in the mainstream culture in America today, according to the legion. Happily, in our area, many veterans citizens groups feel that these men and women, alive and deceased, deserve the proper ceremonies to commemorate their risk and often, sadly, their sacrifice of all that a human had, has or can have, in order to preserve the way of life we enjoy in our country today.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information or assistance call the Carrier Mills American Legion at 618-994-4100.
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