Memorial Day Ceremonies in Our Area

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Press Release: American Legion of Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL - American Legion Post # 13 will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at Oakland Cemetery starting at 11:00 am this Monday, May 27th.

The ceremony will take place right off of Brevard Street just West of Bronough Street in the Military section.

The American Legion Post asks that attendees arrive early so as not to disturb the ceremony.

Press Release: Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners

Crawfordville, Florida - On Monday, May 27, 2013, the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners and the Veteran Services Office will observe Memorial Day at an opening ceremony at 10:00a.m. at the Wakulla County Courthouse. This Memorial is dedicated to the lasting memory and sacred honor of the brave veterans of Wakulla County who gave their lives in the service of our Country.

Memorial Day is a special day reserved to express gratitude for our departed soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen and merchant mariners. This special event allows citizens to pay tribute to Wakulla County and the nation's fallen veterans.

This year's ceremony will open with the National Anthem and includes keynote speaker Commissioner Richard Harden. The Ceremony will conclude with words of remembrance and laying of the wreath. "Join me as we pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to preserve our way of life, and the freedoms we have in this great nation, on Monday, May 27, 2013", requested Veteran Services Officer, J.D. Johnson.

Press Release: Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Monday May 27th
11 am at the Gazebo, in Four Freedoms Park

Jerry Chandler, (USAF Retired) and Veterans Employment Representative, with Workforce of North Florida will be this years keynote speaker. Jerry is also the Vice-Commander of American Legion Post 224 in Cherry Lake. The Madison County Sheriff Department, Honor Guard will Post the Colors, Jim Jenkins will provide Patriotic Music including the anthems for all of the branches of the Armed Forces of America. (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard). There will be a Flag Burning Ceremony, performed by American Legion Post 195, of Madison, Al Alexander, is the Commander.

Residents of the community with Old Unserviceable US Flags, can bring them to the Ceremony on Memorial Day, and have them properly disposed. We want to encourage the entire community to come out and Remember and Honor the members of the Armed Forces, who paid the supreme price, so that we can enjoy our cherished freedoms today.

You can contact Oliver Bradley, at the Madison County Veterans Service Office, located in the Courthouse Annex, call (850)973-3208 or e-mail for more information.

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