Memorial Day programs honor fallen veterans

Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2016

American Legion Post 70 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 70 will host a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. Monday at Bicentennial Park in Troy.

Otis Stone, Post chaplain, said the service will be a traditional Memorial Day Service with special recognition given to the service of MIAs and POWs.

The guest speaker for the service will be American Legion Post 50 Commander Bob McLendon.

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“As a part of the service the names of all Pike County veterans, World War I and forward, who lost their lives in service to their country will be read,” Stone said. “As each name is called, a bell will be rung in remembrance.”

Stone said the names that will be read are of those who left Pike County to serve their county. About 30 soldiers will be honored.

“Post 70 and Unit 70 will place a wreath at the Veterans Memorial in recognition of all veterans,” Stone said. “Prior to the Memorial Day Service, names will be added to the Memorial Wall and flags in remembrance of decease veterans from Pike County will be presented during the service.”

Charlie’s Angels will be the honor guard for the service. “Following the Memorial Day Service, all in attendance will be invited to have lunch together at the American Legion Post 70 home on the corner of Market and East Walnut streets, one block off the square in Troy,” Stone said. “We encourage everyone to join us as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country.”