Post plans Memorial Day service

first_img Published 6:16 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson American Legion Post 70 in Troy will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bicentennial Park in Troy.Post Commander Bob McLendon said Memorial Day is a special day held to remember those who died in service to their country.“Veterans Day in November honors all veterans but Memorial Day is set to remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice,” McLendon said.  “Memorial Day is a much more solemn occasion.”McLendon said the Memorial Day Service is an opportunity for communities to pause and remember those who gave their lives for the liberties and freedoms that all American enjoy today. Marine Sgt. Clint Baker will be the guest speaker for the service. Remarks will be made by Randy Ross, Pike County Veterans Affairs Officer, and Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford.The Rev. Danny Arnold, pastor of Park Memorial United Methodist Church, will give the invocation. Special music will be by Phil Kelly. Recognition will be give to the Gold Star Mothers.Post 70 Auxiliary will add several names to the Memorial Wall and lay the Memorial Wreath at the monument. Post plans Memorial Day service “Those who gave their lives for their country were people just like us,” McLendon said. “They were fathers, mothers, sons and daughter who put their lives on hold to serve. They had hopes and dreams that were never realized. We should all remember their sacrifices. It’s easy to go along without thinking about them and their sacrifices. But it’s up to us to keep their memories alive.”A special part of the Memorial Day Service will be the reading of the names of the men and women from Pike County who died in combat or died from combat wounds.“These men and women are the reason for Memorial Day and we want to call the name of each and every one of them to honor their service and their sacrifice,” McLendon said.The Charles Henderson High School JROTC will present the colors at the 2011 Memorial Day Service at Bicentennial Park.center_img Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Skip Sponsored Content You Might Like Trick rider will bring ‘fantastic show’ to Memorial Day Cattleman’s rodeo Each year at the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo on Memorial Day weekend, the Cattlemen offer something… read more By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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