Memorial Day services scheduled

Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day services will be held in Brundidge, Troy and Elamville on Monday.

The public is invited to attend all services.

VFW Post 7055 in Brundidge will host a Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.

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Freddie Turner, Post quartermaster, said the service will include a time of prayer and special music by Isha Traver.

“We will honor our nation’s flag and participate in the posting of a wreath in memory of all deceased veterans,” Turner said.

At 11 a.m. American Legion Post 70 in Troy will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Bicentennial Park in Troy.

Bob McLendon, post commander, said the Memorial Day Ceremony will include the Posting of the Colors by the Charles Henderson High School JROTC, the invocation by Otis Stone, post chaplain, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Ray Wheeler, post senior vice commander.

“Special music will be presented by Wayne Duckworth, Pike County High School choral director. Opening remarks will be by Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves and Pike County Veteran’s Service Officer Randy Ross.

“The featured speaker for the ceremony will be Otis Corbett, a military chaplain,” McLendon said. “There will be a reading of the names of Pike County veterans who were killed in service to their country from World War I through Iraqi Freedom.”

Gold Star Mothers will be recognized and honored by American Legion Post 70 Auxiliary.

The placing of the Memorial Wreath will be by Katie Hale, Auxiliary president, and the Ladies Auxiliary. A moment of silence will follow.

“One of the most moving moments of the Memorial Day Ceremony will be playing of ‘Taps’ by Rev. David “Doc” Kirby and SGT Michael O’Hara of the Troy Police Department,” McLendon said. “The ceremony will close with the benediction by Post Chaplain Otis Stone.”

Also at 11 a.m., VFW Post 7055 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park at Elam Cemetery at Elamville.

Turner said the program will include special music by Lenny Trawick and Isha Tarver.

“Elam Baptist Church will be in charge of the program that honors the memory of our deceased veterans,” he said. “Following the ceremony, everyone will be invited to a potluck lunch at the church fellowship hall.”