The annual Memorial Day observance May 30 is taking a different tack this year. Organizers from the VFW and American Legion posts are moving the event to Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville. It will begin at 11 a.m.
“There we will pay our respect to all of our brothers and sister in arms who made the ultimate sacrifice,” VFW post commander Richard Wright said.
The keynote address will be delivered by retired Air Force MSG Cortese Walker, a member of the LCCHS Class of 1997.
An honor roll of local service members who died in combat will be read. A reading of Flanders Field will be followed by the playing of ‘Taps’.
“With the help of the VFW Riders and the auxiliary, we will be marking each KIA grave with American flags and unique purple and white ribbons representing their Purple Hearts. Those who desire can participate in an honor walk, visiting and paying respects at the grave of every KIA service member interred in the cemetery,” Wright said.
For more information, contact Wright at 770.584.4608.