Legion Post 192 Memorial Day plans

Legion Post 192 Memorial Day plans

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Members of Holmes Post 192 of the American Legion announced the plans for Memorial Day on May 30. According to Post Cmdr. Craig Lawhead, the Memorial Day events are as follows:

The color guard and firing squad of Post 192 will meet at the Post Home at 8:15 a.m. and proceed to the Clay Street Park to honor the grave of Peter Myers, hero of three wars. This service will be at 8:30 a.m.

The color guard and firing squad and all veterans will form at the courthouse at 9 a.m. to march to the Oak Hill Cemetery. Units for the parade will form in the following order: color guard, West Holmes High School marching band, firing squad, persons in uniforms, veterans of all wars, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

The parade will proceed to the Oak Hill Cemetery. The West Holmes High School marching band will open the ceremonies with the playing of the national anthem. Lawhead, the master of ceremonies, will give the welcome address and introduce guest speaker Brandon Irving, a United States Army veteran and director and veterans service officer for Holmes County.

Following Irving's address, Lawhead will place a wreath honoring fallen heroes of all wars. The firing squad will fire the salute, followed by the sounding of taps. Services will conclude by the offering of the benediction by Rob Wengerd, Post 192 chaplain.

The color guard, firing squad and veterans will continue onto Fryburg Cemetery for a short ceremony at 10:15 a.m., and from there they will go to Berlin to be joined by the Hiland High School marching band for services at the Berlin Cemetery, which will start at 11 a.m. with Irving as guest speaker. The Hiland High School marching band and the color guard will meet at the school in Berlin. The firing squad and all veterans marching will meet at the First Baptist Church of Berlin parking lot by 10:45 a.m.

Lawhead invites citizens of all ages to participate in the Memorial Day services and asks that the American flag be displayed by all citizens and businesses on Memorial Day.

For any veterans graves that do not have a marker to hold a flag, call the American Legion Post 192 at 330-674-8923.


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