May 28, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
Members of a grateful community gathered this morning (Memorial Day) at the county complex to honor and thank all who have served our nation and given their all for the freedoms we enjoy.
Former TWRA officer and Vietnam Veteran Ben Franklin was the guest speaker
The annual ceremony was sponsored by the American Legion Post #122 and moderated by Commander William Edmonds. Mary Lynn Page played patriotic songs on the piano prior to the start of the program.
Members of the Boy Scout Troop #347 presented the flags and led the audience in the pledge to the flag. Erica Birmingham performed the National Anthem and local minster Larry Green offered the invocation.
Judy Redmon of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary recognized Gold Star Mothers and called for a moment of silence in memory of all service men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their country.
After Mr. Franklin’s speech, Ronnie Redmon, Post Adjutant of the American Legion Post #122, adjourned the program at the complex after which attendees were asked to gather at the veteran’s memorial monument at the courthouse for the laying of a wreath and taps by DCHS band student Josh Moon. Local veteran Don Rigsby gave the benediction