County hosts Memorial Day services

first_imgSkip By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Friday, May 25, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell County hosts Memorial Day services Print Article A special recognition will be made to the family of the late Billy Gibson, a World War II veteran and recipient of two bronze stars and a purple heart.A Memorial Wall with the names of the Alabama soldiers killed in recent wars will provide a backdrop for the Memorial Day service.“Following the program, everyone will be encouraged to attend the Memorial Day program at Bicentennial Park and then come back to Greenhills Memorial Park for the retiring of colors and “Taps” at sundown,” Pinckard said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Sponsored Content At 9 a.m., Brundidge VFW Post 7055 will conduct a short Memorial Day service at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Brundidge.Freddie Turner, post quartermaster, said the service will include prayer and the placing of a memorial wreath.At 11 a.m. American Legion Post 70 and Auxiliary Unit 70 will conduct a Memorial Day service at Bicentennial Park in Troy.Otis Stone, past post commander, said Col. (Ret) William “Billy” Jackson of the Banks community will be the guest speaker. You Might Like Burglary suspect withdraws blind guilty plea After forgoing a jury trial and instead entering a blind guilty plea last month, Christopher L. Barrow has withdrawn his… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Col. Jackson was a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War II,” Stone said. “He is also a member of our post. Special music will be presented by Laura Mixon and the auxiliary will place the memorial wreath.”Charlies’ Angels and the Charles Henderson High School JROTC will participate in the Memorial Day program.Stone said a highlight of the program will be the reading of the names of soldiers with Pike County roots who were killed in action or missing in action from World War I to the present. The Gold Star mothers will also be recognized.“Two new plaques will be added to the Memorial Wall by the Auxiliary Unit 70 and four new flags will be added to the Avenue of Flags,” Stone said. “The program will close with echo “Taps” by Michael O’Hara and Doc Kirby.Also at 11 a.m. will be the Memorial Day Program at Elam Cemetery.“Bruel Davis will be the featured speaker and the program will also include patriotic music,” Turner said. “The traditional laying of the wreath and a rifle salute will be conducted by VFW Post 7055. The program will close with the singing of ‘Amazing Grace’ by all in attendance and the playing of ‘Taps.’”Everyone will be invited to attend a shared lunch at the Elam Baptist Church fellowship hall.From Brundidge, Elam Cemetery is on Danny Road just off River Road near Clio. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County will be the site of three Memorial Day services on Monday with a fourth conducted by Brundidge VFW Post 7055 at Elam Cemetery at Elamville.The first service of the patriotic holiday will begin at 6 a.m. at Greenhills Memorial Park in Troy.“We will begin with a bugle first call “Reveille” followed by an invocation and then breakfast,” said Benny Pinckard, event organizer. “At 7:45, the Goshen Honor Guard will raise the flags and Debra Teal will sing the ‘National Anthem.’ The guest speaker for the Memorial Day service will be K.T. Cole who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam.”last_img read more